The controversy began after the defeat against Manchester City in the Premier League derby
After being defeated in the derby against Manchester City in the Premier Leaguehe Manchester United Try to win again this season, but this time in another competition. This Wednesday (1), the Red Devils receive the Newcastle at Old Trafford, in the round of 16 of the English League Cup, with exclusive broadcast for subscribers of ESPN Star+.
If the performance on the field is not to anyone’s liking, a recent controversy off the field of play with the participation of two legends helps to heat up the atmosphere at the club even more. And all thanks to Bruno Fernandes, team captain. On the one hand, the controversial former midfielder Roy Keane He defended the Portuguese, but he does not like that he is the reference of the locker room, while the former defender Rio Ferdinand He defended the continuity of the ‘8’.
The controversy began shortly after the defeat against City in the derby Keane praised Bruno’s talent, but stated that the Portuguese does not have the necessary attributes to wear the team’s armband.
“The first thing I would do, after seeing him again today, would definitely be to take the armband off him, 100 percent. I think he is a talented player, without a doubt. But what I saw today (in the derby), is that he was whining, moaning, raising his arms and that’s really not acceptable. After what we saw, I wouldn’t accept it. Fernandes is a brilliant football player. As a captain, he is the complete opposite of what I would like in “a captain”, declared the Irishman to Sky Sports.
Ferdinand He believes that behind the scenes at his former club, where he was also captain for many years, there is enough controversy to add another unnecessary discussion, in his opinion.
“To say that is crazy. Because one of the biggest problems of Erik ten Hag has been the amount of controversies that have occurred off the field. We had the situation with (Mason) Greenwood, (Jadon) Sancho, you had Antony, now you want to create another one with the captain’s armband? Look how it affected the team when (Harry) Maguire left the team and lost the armband. These are big decisions. The armband at a football club is a big decision that appears in the news for the wrong reasons and do you want to bring another saga to the table? “I don’t think it’s the right decision,” he said in an interview with the TV channel. YouTube Five.
In the current season, Bruno Fernandes He has played 13 games for United and has recorded two goals and three assists. For the club, the Portuguese midfielder has not scored since the end of September and has not contributed decisive passes in two games.
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