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Erik ten Hag Stands By Fernandes After Liverpool Loss

Despite facing criticism for his behavior during Manchester United’s 7-0 loss to Liverpool, Bruno Fernandes will continue as the team’s vice-captain, according to manager Erik ten Hag.

Ten Hag defended Fernandes and highlighted his overall contribution to the team this season. He acknowledged that the midfielder made mistakes against Liverpool, but also praised him for his energy, intensity, coaching of other players, and inspiration to the squad.

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Erik ten Hag Stands By Fernandes After Liverpool Loss

Pressed on whether Fernandes will retain the vice-captaincy, Ten Hag confirmed that he will. He stated,

“He’s having a brilliant season, he had a really important role in the team given the position where we are now.” “He’s giving energy to the team, not only running a lot at the highest intensity but the right way and right direction. He’s coaching players, he’s an inspiration, but no one is perfect, everyone makes mistakes, we have to learn, he has to learn, he will because he’s intelligent.”

Fernandes, who is the second-choice captain behind the injured Harry Maguire, faced backlash from former United skippers Gary Neville and Roy Keane for his body language during the game.

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Additionally, Fernandes was seen pushing the assistant referee in the second half. However, the FA confirmed that there will be no retrospective punishment.

Despite the criticisms and calls for Fernandes to be stripped of the captaincy, Ten Hag’s decision to retain him as vice-captain suggests that he values Fernandes’ contributions to the team.

As United continues its season, Fernandes will remain an integral part of the squad under the leadership of manager Erik ten Hag.

 

 

 

 

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