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Man United star told to leave Old Trafford after claims he doesn’t “believe” in project



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Former Premier League striker Stan Collymore believes one Manchester United star must leave Old Trafford, claiming that he doesn’t “believe” in the project.

The Reds are expecting to make large changes this summer under the new INEOS regime, and reports have stated that almost no United player is safe.

Kobbie Mainoo, Rasmus Højlund and Alejandro Garnacho have been named as the only players who are considered “untouchable” when the transfer window opens.

Collymore, who played for the likes of Liverpool, Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest, believes that Bruno Fernandes must be one of the players to depart Old Trafford.

Since signing for the club from Sporting Lisbon in January 2020, the attacking midfielder has arguably been United’s best player and one of few who has consistently performed.

Despite this, Collymore claimed that the midfielder doesn’t have the “stomach for the fight” after he hinted earlier this week that he “could be up for a move away”.

What Collymore said about Bruno Fernandes

“Let him go! Very good player? Yes! — Captain material? Absolutely not,” Collymore stated in his latest Caught Offside column.

“The fact that he hinted earlier this week that he could be up for a move away tells me that he doesn’t have the stomach for the fight, doesn’t believe in the future project and wants a bit of the easy life — something you just don’t ever get at United.

“For me, along with Paul Pogba, Harry Maguire and Antony, he’ll be a poster boy for the era at United where promise was abundant, but excuses and not delivering were the reality. Sell and move on!”

The reality of Bruno Fernandes

In reality, Fernandes did not suggest that he would be moving away but instead stated that he is focused on the end of the season and the upcoming Euro 2024 tournament.

United’s captain also claimed that he feels that both he and the ownership are on the same page regarding his staying at Old Trafford.

Other than that, labelling Fernandes as a ‘poster boy’ for a period where ‘excuses and not delivering were the reality’ is strange, considering that he has consistently delivered for the club since joining.

Whether or not the club captain stays at Old Trafford, we do not have to re-write history about his time here, and if he did leave, it would be unfortunate that his time in Manchester was not more successful.