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Bruno Fernandes Blasts Roy Keane And Gary Neville After Labelling His Behaviour ‘A Disgrace’

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Bruno Fernandes Blasts Roy Keane And Gary Neville After Labelling His Behaviour ‘A Disgrace’
Bruno Fernandes Blasts Roy Keane And Gary Neville After Labelling His Behaviour ‘A Disgrace’

Bruno Fernandes has admitted he sometimes ‘goes over the line’ with his emotional on-field antics however, he has also criticized Manchester United legends for their criticism of his conduct, accusing them of seeking attention.

Fernandes has been an important player for United this season, with Harry Maguire losing his starting position in the XI. During the team’s heavy 7-0 defeat to Liverpool in March, Fernandes came under fire for his behavior on the pitch.

He was seen waving his arms in frustration and berating his teammates during the second-half collapse at Anfield.

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While some have criticized Fernandes for his emotional outbursts, the player himself has defended his conduct, arguing that he is passionate about the game and always strives to do his best for the team.

He has also accused United Legends of seeking attention by criticizing his behavior suggesting that they should focus on supporting the current team rather than dwelling on past glories.

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Former United captains Roy Keane and Gary Neville labeled his behavior ‘a disgrace’, with the former even suggesting Fernandes had demanded to be subbed off after his side fell five goals behind.

‘I kind of understand behind that but I can’t control that,’ Fernandes told Sky Sports when asked about Neville’s comments. ‘We all know pundits have to say something to keep their work. The more bad things they say, the more work they get, sometimes.

‘We all have to live with that but for me, it’s about my team-mates being okay with that. Whenever they are not, I would like them to tell me so I can calm myself down.

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‘Most of the things that were said after that game were complete lies. Because I waved my arms, they [assumed] that I said something that I didn’t say. The pundits always want to say something to get attention and credit from the people outside. Sometimes they say something to say.’

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Fernandes has been almost ever-present in Erik ten Hag’s starting XI this season, playing the full 90 in all but one of his side’s 29 league games, missing a defeat to Aston Villa in November through suspension.

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While some of his behaviour has been persistently questioned by pundits, ten Hag and teammate Marcus Rashford staunchly defended the midfielder in the wake of the Liverpool defeat with Fernandes believing some of his antics are misunderstood.

‘Sometimes I go over the line. I know that. It can happen in the game and it is difficult to control emotions.

‘But I never try to be disrespectful with anyone. We are all competitive and we all want to win. The way I play and feel the game, the passion I feel for it, is how I feel better and how I give the most for my team and to my club. That’s why I play in that way.

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‘I’ve also been like that since I was seven years old, I don’t want to lose my game – I am really competitive and want to give to push and give the best of myself. And I demand the others to give the best of themselves.

‘If I see someone on the pitch and I’m trying to say something to them, it’s because I believe they can do better. Sometimes I can even be giving credit to them but in the television you can’t see that.

‘You see the waving of the arms, but that doesn’t mean that you’re moaning at someone. It’s sometimes the way you can express yourself on the pitch. With 75,000 at Old Trafford, it’s difficult to feel or listen to other people so you have to make gestures with your hands.’

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As Manchester United continues to compete at the highest level of football, the team will need to remain focused and united in the face of mounting pressure.

While Fernandes’ emotional outbursts may be a concern for some, it is clear that he is committed to the team’s success and will do whatever it takes to help the team achieve its goals.

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As the season continues, fans can expect plenty of excitement and drama as United battles for glory on the pitch.

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