Bruno Fernandes has denied the rumours that he asked to be substituted during the closing stages of Manchester United’s humiliation at Anfield last night.
According to Neil Custis of The Sun, the midfielder was in fact asking for clarification on where he should be positioned after Anthony Elanga came on to replace Marcus Rashford.
Bruno Fernandes has denied asking to come off towards the end of Manchester United's 7-0 defeat to Liverpool but was asking for clarification about his position after a substitution.
— Neil Custis (@ncustisTheSun) March 6, 2023
Fernandes, who again donned the captain’s armband in Harry Maguire’s absence, has come under fire from both United fans and neutral viewers for his antics throughout the night.
Whilst I still class him as a personal favourite in the squad, as well as one of our most creative and talented players, he does need to get his attitude in check during games like that.
Gary Neville sparked criticism for Fernandes
However, Gary Neville turned the aforementioned incident into something it wasn’t and he should come out and address that. On Sky Sports, he made the accusation when the cameras were not on Fernandes, meaning everyone took Neville’s word for it.
Be furious at the players like the rest of us, but don’t turn a misinterpreted gesture into something major and invite more hate and criticism unto one of our own.