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Gary Neville rips apart Bruno Fernandes after the Portuguese pleaded to get substituted against Liverpool

Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville labelled Bruno Fernandes a disgrace for his antics during the shocking defeat to Liverpool yesterday.

Liverpool demolished Red Devils 7-0 at Anfield, which included scoring six goals in the second half.

Bruno Fernandes, who wore the captain’s armband, was among the worst performers.

Neville was on punditry duty for Sky Sports during the game. He claimed Fernandes pleaded to be substituted when Anthony Elanga was introduced in the 85th minute.

He said (via Manchester Evening News): “Bruno Fernandes is stood in the centre circle with his arms raised saying why aren’t I coming off?

“Honestly, I have to say that some of his behaviour in this second half has been a disgrace. 

“He’s been brilliant for Manchester United at times, with his assists and his goals.

“The second half has been an absolute disgrace, a shambles, epitomised no more by the captain Bruno Fernandes, who I think has been embarrassing at times in this game.”

Captain Bruno Fernandes sets a terrible example against Liverpool

With Harry Maguire warming the bench for most of the season, Erik ten Hag has trusted Fernandes with the captain’s armband.

The Portuguese player has been terrific for United since he arrived three years back. However, he often lets the supporters down with his annoying behaviour.

During the game, he went down clutching his face after Liverpool’s Ibrahima Konate barely made contact with him.

He went down looking for a penalty against Alisson’s challenge who made minimal contact with the midfielder. He even gave a slight nudge to the linesman but escaped a booking.

Fernandes often wildly waves his arms towards his teammates to show them his frustration.

There is no doubt that Fernandes is a star player. He generally plays for the badge and gives his all on the pitch. 

However, when things are not going to plan he can be a liability.

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