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Man Utd Captain Bruno Fernandes Faces Backlash For Liverpool Display

Manchester United’s captain, Bruno Fernandes, has faced criticism for his behaviour during the team’s humiliating 7-0 loss to Liverpool on Sunday. As a team leader, the captain is expected to provide support, leadership, and a rallying cry during tough times.

However, Fernandes’ conduct during the game was perceived as disgraceful. Amidst United’s worst-ever Premier League defeat and joint-worst loss in the club’s history, Fernandes was observed constantly moaning at everyone, including the officials and his teammates.

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Man Utd Captain Bruno Fernandes Faces Backlash For Liverpool Display

He appeared to be uninvolved in tracking back when Liverpool were counterattacking, while constantly waving his arms about. Moreover, he pushed an assistant referee, which was a clear act of aggression and could not be condoned in any circumstances.

United’s coach, Erik ten Hag, will need to take action and make an example of Fernandes to ensure that such behaviour is not repeated.

The captaincy is an honour that should be taken seriously, and Fernandes’ conduct against Liverpool showed a disregard for the club’s values and principles.

Adding to the controversy, Fernandes appeared to have requested a substitution, despite Erik ten Hag instead substituting Marcus Rashford after Liverpool’s sixth goal.

At a time when the team needed him the most, Fernandes’ priority seemed to be to get himself off the pitch rather than rally and support his team.

This attitude is unacceptable for a captain and will need to be addressed by the coaching staff to avoid such a lack of commitment in the future.

 

 

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