Gary Neville calls Bruno Fernandes second half display a “disgrace” in Manchester United vs Liverpool
Manchester United icon Gary Neville has blasted the second-half display against Liverpool from Bruno Fernandes and called it a “disgrace”.
The Portugal international played the full 90 minutes with the captain’s armband for the Red Devils at Anfield on Sunday (5 March) in the Premier League. Unfortunately, the Mrseysiders put on a show for their home side as they won 7-0.
Speaking via Express, Neville, who was in a fair share of North West derbies during his 19-year spell at the Old Trafford side, was left frustrated with the 28-year-old’s attitude as Jurgen Klopp’s team were dominating the Manchester-based club.
“I have to say I think some of his behaviour in the second half has been a disgrace.”
United were competing with Liverpool in the first half. Fernandes even had the chance to open the scoring at around the quarter-hour mark. However, the 28-year-old’s flying header went wide.
Subsequently, Marcus Rashford also had the chance to find the back of the net. Luke Shaw played the 25-year-old in behind the Anfield side’s defence. However, the England international’s tame effort did not trouble Alisson Becker.
However, just before the break, Cody Gakpo broke the deadlock and found the back of the net. The Holland international found the back of the net again to make it 3-0 in the 50th minute after Darwin Nunez scored at the start of the second half.
Subsequently, the Uruguayan and Mohamed Salah got a brace as well. In the end, Roberto Firmino put the final nail in the coffin to make it 7-0 for Klopp’s team.
Fernandes started the game out wide. The Portuguese was ineffective on the left wing. As Liverpool continued to score goals after the break, the 28-year-old seemed to get more and more annoyed and aggressive.
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The former Sporting CP star looked more and more uninterested in helping the team out in defence as the second half progressed. Neville is right in condemning the playmaker’s display. As the captain of the team, it set a bad example.