Gary Neville has long taken issue with Bruno Fernandes’ complaining, and after the Manchester United midfielder gave his side the lead against Aston Villa on Sunday, Jadon Sancho was seen telling his skipper to ‘stop moaning’. Any lingering bad feelings between the pair did not last long, though, with Sancho one of the first players to congratulate his team-mate after the goal.
Speaking about the incident on The Gary Neville Podcast, Neville said: ‘It sums Bruno Fernandes up. He’s Manchester United’s most effective player, he’s Manchester United’s best player. But I think every Manchester United fan and probably every Manchester United player is thinking: just stop moaning! I moan a lot, but I didn’t do it on the pitch at my own players! So that’s probably the perfect summary of Bruno Fernandes today.
‘He’s a match-winner, when Manchester United don’t have him in the team they drop levels like you wouldn’t believe – and we’ve seen that recently against Sevilla. It’s an important win that for Manchester United today. Bruno Fernandes is a star. His assists and goals record is incredible from the position that he plays. He always wants the ball, he’s got the courage to take the ball, he always fights for everything in a game. But maybe one of his team-mates or two do need to tell him to stop moaning now and then, and that probably to be fair is something he will take on board.’