Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes has fired back at critics suggesting there is trouble inside the Old Trafford camp after several reports recently emerged claiming the Portuguese midfielder isn’t happy with his team-mates or manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Fernandes, 26, joined United from Sporting Lisbon in January in a move which cost the Reds £49.5m as per TransferMarkt with the Portuguese maestro going on to transform the Reds’ midfielder.
Fernandes’ on-field impact cannot be underestimated after he has been directly involved in a whopping 24 goals in 26 matches in all competitions.
However, after his side suffered a crushing 6-1 defeat to domestic rivals Spurs last time out, according to The Mirror, Fernandes was spotted by an unnamed matchday official storming down the tunnel at half-time and was then overheard unleashing a rant on team-mates and manager Solskjaer.
The Mirror’s claims were echoed by The Athletic, who reported that United’s number eighteen was left upset after being hauled off just one minute into the second-half.
“First it was a discussion with team-mates, as it did not stick, it was a discussion with only one team-mate [Victor Lindelof], as it did not stick now, it is the discussion with Solskjaer.
“I believe it is a way to destabilise the group. What was said is in no way true.
“I was replaced at half-time, it is true, by technical option. The coach told me that the game was almost over and that we would have a lot of games ahead of us. Got it. I was not satisfied but said nothing that could harm the group.”
“Do not use my name, my colleagues or the coach to make trouble at Manchester United.
“The atmosphere is good and the team is ready to give an answer in the next game.”
United’s next game is on Saturday against Steve Bruce’s Newcastle United with Fernandes expected to start as Solskjaer looks to claim just his second win of the 2020-21 season.