“Disgrace” Manchester United legend rips into Bruno Fernandes

Bruno Fernandes, Manchester United (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)
Bruno Fernandes, Manchester United (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images) /

Yesterday was absolutely abysmal. Things literally couldn’t have gone worse for Manchester United last night. If you’ve been living under a rock, Erik ten Hag’s men lost 7-0. No, that’s not a typo – they actually conceded seven goals.

The truth is, United just crumbled. They let their heads drop after conceding the first goal and that was their biggest mistake. But one player who made all the headlines was Bruno Fernandes.

I’ll be the first to say it as a neutral fan – what an awful, awful leader Bruno is. Regardless of his talent, a captain shouldn’t be behaving the way Bruno did yesterday. Constantly moaning, blaming officials, asking to be subbed off. He shouldn’t even be a United player with that mentality, let alone the captain on the night.

Let’s take a look at league leaders Arsenal for example – their captain, Martin Odegaard, is always the hardest working player on the pitch. When the Gunners went 2-0 down at the weekend, Odegaard fought hard and was consistently pushing his players into their right positions and in the end it prevailed, scoring 3 goals in a great comeback.

Of course, Liverpool are a different beast to Bournemouth but if Bruno played with even half the leadership that Odegaard shows, his team might have stood a chance.

Football London has reported what Gary Neville had to say about Bruno last night. The report states that Gary Neville criticised Bruno for constantly “whinging at everybody”, for being pushed in his chest and going down holding his head. Neville has stated that Bruno’s performance last night “wasn’t a captain’s performance by a Manchester United player.”

He’s not wrong either – The entire team lost their heads and should be embarrassed to play for that huge club. However, Bruno should be put on a pedestal of responsibility when he wears that armband.

What did you make of Bruno Fernandes’ antics last night?