David de Gea has called out comments from Roy Keane and other pundits following Manchester United’s win against Fulham.
It was a crucial moment for United, who were minutes away from another disappointing result this term, and Fernandes provided the needed quality with his turn on the edge of the box and finish into the bottom corner.
Following the game, former United goalkeeper David de Gea made a tongue-in-cheek comment on social media following recent calls for ex-teammate Fernande to be stripped of the captaincy at Old Trafford.
United’s no.8 took over the responsibility at the start of this season, with him replacing Harry Maguire as the man with the armband, although he did wear it on most occasions last term when the English defender was out of the team.
After the Manchester derby defeat last week, Roy Keane stated that he would ‘100 per cent’ take the armband away from the Portuguese midfielder, adding that ‘he is the opposite’ of what Keane would expect from a captain.
On Saturday evening, after the win against Fulham, De Gea appeared to take swipe against the likes of Keane who criticised Fernandes with a reply to the midfielder’s Instagram post.
Bruno’s post, simply captioned ‘United’ with a heart emoji, followed on from his 200th appearance for the club.
In the comments, De Gea responded by seeming to mock those questioning Fernandes’ captaincy status, writing ‘You are not the right captain’ with an emoji of a face with a zipped mouth at the end of the comment.
De Gea and Fernandes had played together for three years after the midfielder joined United in 2020. The goalkeeper left the club in the summer after his contract expired and is still without a club.
Fernandes played his 200th game for United on Saturday. He has scored 67 times and assisted 55 goals for the club in that time.
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