Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes will continue to be the team’s stand-in captain despite his controversial behaviour during their 7-0 defeat against Liverpool on Sunday. Fernandes was criticised for his lack of effort on the pitch and for pushing an assistant referee during the game. However, United manager Erik ten Hag has given his full support to the 28-year-old, stating that he is playing a brilliant season and has played an important role in the team’s position. Ten Hag also praised Fernandes’ energy and leadership skills, stating that he is an inspiration for the whole team.
United forward Marcus Rashford also backed Fernandes, stating that he is the perfect player to play with and has been a good leader for the team. Rashford praised Fernandes’ leadership skills and stated that he has helped other players become better leaders. He also said that he supports Fernandes 100% and that the team must support him because he is a fantastic player.
Fernandes has been a key player for United since joining from Sporting Lisbon in 2020, chipping in with seven goals and 11 assists in 40 games this season. Despite his controversial behaviour at Anfield, he remains an important player for United and will continue to wear the captain’s armband in Harry Maguire’s absence.