Bruno Fernandes has rubbished reports suggesting that an image and caption he posted online could be considered a dig. Even worse, speculations are suggesting that the Portuguese player is aiming this dig at Manchester United captain Harry Maguire. Now however, among other news in football today, Fernandes dismisses talk that he dissed his captain on social media.
There has been plenty of Old Trafford drama recently regarding the supposed emergence of rifts in the Red Devils camp. There are now questions arising around whether Cristiano Ronaldo should lead the team as his teammates struggle for form.
Fernandes Dismisses Talk That He Dissed His Captain on Social Media
And Fernandes fanned those flames and captaincy rumours. He shared a picture of him working with Eric Bailly and Raphael Varane in training. The Portugal international said he was “feeling very safe” between two centre-halves that are competing with Maguire for game time.
But the United player saw this innocent message spark an unnecessary backlash.
In response to such unnecessary speculation, Fernandes told Premier League Productions: “Honestly, I think people question everything at this club. Every week we have a new story about something.
“I posted a photo on Instagram where I was with Rapha and Eric and I said, ‘I feel very secure in the middle with these two.’
“Meaning, ‘security’ like if [someone] comes they are like my bodyguards. And people were complaining I was throwing something at Maguire.
“But Maguire was not the only defender who was not in the photo. [Victor] Lindelof was not in the photo, Phil Jones was not in the photo.
“People want to complain and want to make stories around us, but the most important [thing] is that we stick together and do our jobs on the pitch.
“Obviously, everyone is really happy with H because it’s really tough being in his place in the last period. Honestly, we all have bad games.
“And when we don’t win it’s not because H is not playing well, or Bruno is not playing well, it’s because the team is not playing well and it’s not performing in the right way.
“For us inside the dressing room is not where we blame someone, but [to] understand how we come out of bad situations.”