It was a bad general performance all round by Manchester United at Liverpool, but Bruno Fernandes’ show outraged former player Gary Neville.
The Portuguese captained the Red Devils for their humiliation on Merseyside as they dropped 7- in what is a history Leading League defeat for the document winners of the level of competition.
Fernandes did not protect himself in glory at Anfield owning thrown himself to the floor just after Reds goalkeeper Alisson received a 50-50 ball versus him in the next 50 %.
He also looked to deceive referee Andy Madley when remaining shrugged off the ball by Ibrahima Konate, Fernandes collapsing keeping his encounter when the Liverpool defender only designed get hold of with his chest.
“The second fifty percent has been an absolute disgrace, a shambles,” Neville stated on commentary for Sky Sports.
“They have not been epitomised more than Bruno Fernandes, who has been embarrassing – a shambles – in this video game.”
“There was a VAR test for an elbow – it was on his upper body,” Neville explained on the incident with Konate.
“Oh, he retains his facial area. Which is uncomfortable from Bruno Fernandes. It is on his upper body and he goes down. He’s so discouraging at instances.”
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Fernandes also experienced an involvement with one particular of Madley’s linesmen obtaining been filmed nudging just one him in the back again just after a break in perform.
And in maybe the most stunning Fernandes antic, Neville stated he saw the participant throw his arm up in the air at the Person United bench when Marcus Rashford was substituted just after Liverpool went 6- up.
Neville didn’t hold back in his assessment of Fernandes’ efficiency as he questioned the 28-year-old’s qualifications as captain of the staff.
“I’m likely to get started with Bruno Fernandes,” Neville stated soon after the match. “I’ve experienced plenty of of him throwing his arms all-around at his teammates, I have had more than enough of him not managing back again. He whinges at most people.
“He got pushed in the upper body and goes down holding his face… he’s bought to set a captain’s overall performance out there and that wasn’t a captain’s overall performance by a Manchester United participant.
“I consider Erik ten Hag will deal with him pretty, extremely strongly in this up coming 24-48 hours.”
On Fernandes, talkSPORT’s Darren Ambrose claimed: “I really do not know him personally, I never know what he’s like close to the teaching ground, I’m led to believe that he’s a superior character.
“Out of every person there, who would you have? Casemiro, there is an argument you could have him. Lisandro Martinez, probably.
“I always like a central defender to be there as a captain. Raphael Varane, it’s possible.
“But he’s determined on Bruno Fernandes. We have mentioned in advance of that Erik ten Hag just cannot do anything wrong aside from him and everyone’s now jumping on the workforce as it was embarrassing.
“But he’s resolved Bruno Fernandes is captain product and who are we to concern that?”