Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes was absolutely furious after the Red Devils suffered an embarrassing 6-1 home defeat to Tottenham before the international break.
One unnamed United official described the scene at Old Trafford after the loss, revealing that the Portuguese international was angry at his teammates whilst questioning the tactics used by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer:
“You couldn’t help but hear him. He was clearly in a rage after having a face like thunder when he raced down the tunnel. He laid into team-mates, accusing them of not upholding the proud name of Manchester United. He kept yelling, ‘We are supposed to be Manchester United. This shouldn’t be happening’. It was clear that the manager also came under fire because he was going on about the wrong tactics. There were other raised voices, but his was the one which seemed to carry the main force.”
Supporters on Twitter were hailing the passion that Fernandes showed and many were calling on the 26-year-old to be named captain:
Give him the captaincy
— Rin 🔰🔴 #EndSars (@RinSwirl) October 10, 2020
I love this man.
— Oli 🔴🇵🇱 (@Olimzyk) October 10, 2020
— Ross 🇮🇪🔴 (@Ross__UTD) October 10, 2020
This guy should actually be captain
— Dara (@DrippyAWB) October 10, 2020
— Neo (@utdODY) October 10, 2020
Give him the armband man ffs
— assasin 🧴🧻👑 (@olethegunman) October 10, 2020
Needs to be captain
— stressed mufc fan🔴 (@UdontKnowMe1238) October 10, 2020
This man has been in the club for not even a full year and he knows the script more than players that have been there for years
— Henry Dixon (@hennydix) October 10, 2020
Maguire should be the one saying that ffs🤦🏽♂️
— Nicholas Pitter (@PitterNicholas) October 10, 2020
Captain material that.
— Anthony. (@AnthonyT2_Mufc) October 10, 2020
It must be emphasised that other officials were also quoted, stating that there were no arguments with teammates or the manager, but that Fernandes was simply expressing his frustration with how poorly things went on the day.
The midfielder was substituted at halftime but it is believed that Solskjaer was simply saving Fernandes’s legs with the team having had a man sent off and already 4-1 down. Fans will be hoping he plays the full 90 minutes when the Red Devils face Newcastle on Saturday.