Manchester United talisman Bruno Fernandes has defended himself after several pundits claimed he waved at his team-mates during football matches.
Fernandes obviously moans a lot when things don’t go his way but he usually do this whenever a referee doesn’t protect him enough during matches.
The Portuguese star is always hungry to have the ball at his feet in order to help push the attack forward and sometimes, he waves his hands in a bid to draw his team-mates attention to pass the ball to him.
Some pundits have slammed Fernandes’ attitude, as they think it’s not proper for players to wave at their team-mates when things don’t go their way.
The former Sporting Lisbon midfielder has defended himself, insisting that he has never waved his arms at his team-mates in a bid criticise them for refusing to pass the ball to him or something similar to that but instead insisted that he waves his arms only when he wants the ball.
“The thing people say about how I wave my arms at my team-mates. That has never happened. That is completely a lie,” said the Portugal international. “I can be using my arms to ask for the ball and to tell them something about where to move the ball.”
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked last year after he failed to arrest United’s poor run of form and Ralf Rangnick was appointed as his temporary replacement.
The German started off his United era with a tight win over Crystal Palace but things didn’t end the way he had wanted, as Manchester United finished 6th in the league with zero goals difference.
Many criticised the former RB Leipzig manager for not making any impact at United but Fernandes has defended the German tactician, claiming that his tactics didn’t fit everyone at the club.
“It is nothing to do with Ralf [Rangnick]. He tried his best. He is a good manager with good ideas but it did not fit with everyone,” Fernandes added.
“This is because the team had been built with Ole and his idea, and then a new manager comes in with [his own idea].”