Man United Playmaker Bruno Fernandes has responded to reports that he is unhappy with head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Reports emerged that Fernandes was furious with his club during United’s 6-1 defeat to Tottenham. The Portuguese was subbed at half time and it was understood he tore into his teammates in the dressing room and openly questioned the coach’s tactics.
However, the midfielder has hit back at the reports claiming he is unhappy with the coach while denying that he criticized his teammates.
“I’m only thankful for the manager because he was the one who wanted me and believed in me. The tactics he uses are perfect for me,” he said.
“I believe it is a way to destabilize the group. What was said is in no way true. It’s true the manager decided to take me off against Tottenham but he told me it was because the game was over and we have a lot more to go for. Of course, I wasn’t happy about being substituted but I understood it. I didn’t speak out or say anything that could harm the the team.”
“After the match, the manager sent me a message wishing me good luck with my games with Portugal. In the dressing room at the end of the game he asked me and a few other players if we thought we needed to say something to the team, offer words of support, but nobody wanted to speak because it wasn’t the best time. If anyone wants to create disharmony at Manchester United don’t use my name or my teammates or manager. The mood is good and obviously, we’re sad when we lose but now we have to respond in the next game.”
The Red Devils will be up against Newcastle United this weekend.