TalkSPORT mouthpiece Gabriel Agbonlahor has been getting quite a few reactions for his comments on air over the past week.
Following Manchester United’s 4-0 defeat against Brentford, Agbonlahor hit out at Fernandes and labelled him a bad team-mate, despite not truly knowing what the Portuguese midfielder is like around the dressing room. It was a harsh assessment for a player he has never had the pleasure to work with…
Now, Fernandes has responded to Agbonlahor’s comments.
From listening to Agbonlahor, as well as some of the other presenters on talkSPORT, it’s clear they play devils’ advocate and try to make controversial arguments when it comes to Manchester United.
That’s how they attract so many callers every week!
The 27-year-old added: “Just yesterday I told my wife, who spoke to me about this interview and I said, ‘You know what calms me down?’ “Just two days ago a person called Juan Mata, world champion, European champion, winner of the Champions League, all in England, said to me, ‘You were the best people I’ve met in football, continue like that, being yourself, with that honesty, this ability to work’.
“If someone says that… you know how I am. Boring, because I demand it, but because I am demanding with myself and I also demand it from others.”
Fernandes is the second high profile Premier League figure to hit out at Agbonlahor for his comments in the past week, with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp taking issue with his comments on United after the Brentford match.
Klopp was even tempted to call into talkSPORT!
“I was close to calling in! I was close to calling in to tell him ‘you have forgot completely that you have been a player’,” Klopp told reporters.
“It was unbelievable and if ex-players are already like this, you can imagine how everything else is going. Now you just have to ask yourself ‘how would you want to react in a situation like this?’ And you would, of course, fight back. That’s completely normal, that’s what we expect.”