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Bruno Fernandes slammed for FA Cup comments on Man United teammates



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Former Premier League striker Chris Sutton has slammed Manchester United captain Bruno Fernandes for his comments after the FA Cup win against Newport County.

Fernandes, 29, scored the opener of the game before United went on to win 4-2. It was not a smooth journey for The Reds, who failed to truly impress against the lower-league opposition.

After going 2-0 up within 20 minutes, Erik ten Hag’s side failed to further capitalise on their lead and then saw themselves give up two goals either side of the half-time whistle.

The United captain believed that some of his teammates were being selfish when they had the two-goal lead and that led to poor decision-making in the final third.

“We had chances to make the 3-0, but when you get 2-0 in these types of games, everyone wanted to score and get their goal and everything, and sometimes we don’t make the best decision for the team,” said Fernandes.

Following those comments, Sutton criticised the Portuguese midfielder for making the comments in a live interview rather than within the dressing room with his teammates.

“That’s pretty remarkable. The captain of Manchester United coming out publicly and just telling everybody that it’s everyone for themselves,” the former striker said on the It’s All Kicking Off podcast.

“That’s something which he should be saying within the confines of the dressing room. He’s just letting everybody know that things aren’t right.”

Fernandes has now been at Old Trafford for four years after signing for the club on 30 January 2020.

He has 71 goals and 59 assists for the club to date.