Bruno Fernandes played a key role in Manchester United’s recent 2-0 win over Manchester City with his clever assist setting up Anthony Martial for the opening game.

City manager Pep Guardiola, who has been outthought and outplayed by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and United three times this season, came on to the pitch to confront Fernandes during the game after throwing the ball away from him. Our midfielder responded by putting his finger to his lips and telling Guardiola to shush.


In an interview with Sky Sports, Fernandes has explained what happened between the two of them.

I talked about this with some friends and some people think Pep won everything, who is Bruno to do this to him? But I think it’s about respect. Now, when I’m outside of the pitch and calm, I don’t do this again if I’m on the pitch now but in that moment, the words he tells make me mad and I’m a little bit nervous and this is the kind of player I am.

I am so respectful of Pep and what he’s won and what he did for football but at that moment, he didn’t respect me and he didn’t deserve my respect. But for me, it doesn’t matter what happens on the pitch, now we’re out of it and it’s past. I have respect for him, so it doesn’t matter what he said.