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Marco Silva responds to Erik ten Hag’s demand for Fulham to apologise for Bruno Fernandes TikTok



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Marco Silva has responded to Erik ten Hag’s demand for Fulham to apologise for their social media post mocking Manchester United captain Bruno Fernandes.

Fulham won 2-1 against United at Old Trafford last weekend, and the London-based club uploaded a TikTok clip involving Fernandes afterwards.

The video was focused on the Portuguese midfielder, who was on the floor injured before he got back up to try and receive the ball.

Their caption: “So glad he’s okay,” appeared to mock the 29-year-old and United manager Erik ten Hag was not best pleased with the official Fulham account’s activity.

“It is absolutely not right that a club makes such statement because it is totally out of order and wrong and they should apologise for this,” he said.

Since then, Marco Silva has responded to Ten Hag’s comments and understands that the United boss is defending his player.

“I am not a big fan of social media but as you would expect I am aware of this,” Silva said ahead of his side’s clash with Brighton tomorrow.

“It was a reaction from Ten Hag. When a manager defends a football player, I think it is a normal situation. With one of our players, I am going to defend them to the last.

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“We all noticed that Ten Hag said he had not seen the post. He was speaking after a question from a journalist. I haven’t heard the question – I don’t know how the journalist put that question.

“For a manager at that moment, if you say to me that 10 minutes ago if any club said something about my player, I am going to defend my player even if I haven’t seen it. That is the situation.”

The Portuguese manager also praised Fernandes, who would go onto play United’s clash against Nottingham Forest despite suffering a “serious” injury after the Fulham encounter.

 “He is a top-quality player and a top professional,” Silva added. “You are not a Manchester United captain if you don’t have the whole package in the same box and be such an important player. This is important to say.”