Following Manchester United’s 6-1 defeat against Tottenham Hotspur, reports suggested that Bruno Fernandes has kicked off in the dressing room at half-time, calling out his teammates and the manager for such an awful performance. He didn’t come out for the second half and it was claimed this was due to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer retaliating to his outburst.
This week, the media has suggested that Fernandes has lost all faith in Solskjaer and doesn’t believe he’s the right man to take the club forward.
Speaking to Sport TV following Portugal’s 3-0 win over Sweden in the Nations League, Fernandes has denied these claims, suggesting the media keeps making up a variety of different versions which are all untrue.
There’s been a lot of speculation about that. First it was a discussion with team-mates, as it did not stick, it was a discussion with only one team-mate, as it did not stick now, it is the discussion with Solskjaer. I believe it is a way to destabilise the group. What was said is in no way true.
I was replaced at half-time, it is true, for technical reasons. The coach told me that the game was almost over and that we would have a lot of games ahead of us. Got it. I was not satisfied but said nothing that could harm the group.
Do not use my name, my colleagues or the coach to make trouble at Manchester United. The atmosphere is good and the team is ready to give an answer in the next game.