Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer agrees with Bruno Fernandes’ comments over bust-up claims that emerged after Tottenham defeat.
Man United were mangled at Old Trafford before the international break and reports claimed the Portuguese midfielder was mad at his teammates’ performance and questioned Solskjaer’s tactics.
“He laid into team-mates, accusing them of not upholding the proud name of Manchester United,” an unnamed Man United matchday staff said as reported by Mirror.
“He kept yelling ‘We are supposed to be Manchester United. This shouldn’t be happening’.
“It was clear that the manager also came under fire because he was going on about the wrong tactics. There were other raised voices, but his [Bruno Fernandes] was the one which seemed to carry the main force.”
Bruno Fernandes has since denied such claims whilst on international duty with Portugal and warned that they should resist using his name or any member of the club to cause unrest in the Man United dressing room.
‘I’m only thankful for the manager because he was the one who wanted me and believed in me. The tactics he uses are perfect for me,’ Bruno Fernandes told Sport TV.
‘I believe it is a way to destabilise the group. What was said is in no way true.
‘It’s true the manager decided to take me off against Tottenham but he told me it was because the game was over and we have a lot more to go for.
‘Of course I wasn’t happy about being substituted but I understood it.
‘I didn’t speak out or say anything that could harm the team.
‘After the match the manager sent me a message wishing me good luck with my games with Portugal.
‘In the dressing room at the end of the game he asked me and a few other players if we thought we needed to say something to the team, offer words of support, but nobody wanted to speak because it wasn’t the best time.
‘If anyone wants to create disharmony at Manchester United don’t use my name or my teammates or manager.
‘The mood is good and obviously we’re sad when we lose but now we have to respond in the next game.’
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was pleased with Bruno Fernandes’ statements and urged his players to remain united if they are to bounce back to winning ways.
“Bruno spoke well the other day,” Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told MUTV ahead of Newcastle clash.
“We are united and have to stay together, we can’t listen to everyone outside, [we have to] get on with it.
“Welcome to Man United, this is what happens, [people are] going to try and create a division between us but it’s not going to happen, this is a group that wants to work together and stick together.”
Fernandes ahs suffered two defeats in the Premier League since joining the club in January and Solskjaer has hinted that the Reds are not resistance to defeat.
“Bruno has lost two league games and came in February, it’s been two in quick succession, he’s not used to losing league games,” Solskjaer said.