Patrice Evra’s Brutal Takedown of Bruno Fernandes Following Liverpool Humiliation
Patrice Evra has strongly criticized Bruno Fernandes for his behavior during Manchester United’s humiliating loss to Liverpool on Sunday.
Patrice Evra has strongly condemned Bruno Fernandes’ dismal showing in Manchester United’s crushing loss to Liverpool, with the former United player particularly critical of the captain’s behavior during the game. Fernandes was on the field for the entire 90 minutes as his team succumbed to a humiliating 7-0 defeat to their arch-rivals. The Portuguese midfielder’s demeanor in the second half, in which he was often seen gesticulating in frustration, has been widely criticized, including by Evra, who spent eight years at United and won five Premier League titles with the club.
“Honestly, it was embarrassing. I don’t want to just pick Bruno, I love Bruno as a player, but his body language, this is not the first game it was like that. And I see him arguing with players sometimes,” he told Vibe with Five.
“He has this thing and he needs to get rid of that. Paul Pogba used to have this also at Juventus, and Allegri benched him because of that. Sometimes it’s a habit, sometimes it’s not like Bruno is a bad person or whatever, it’s just a habit.
“I feel like no manager has taught him you can’t do that. Like Rio can tell you, I remember when Nani wasn’t crossing the ball to Wayne [Rooney], you remember Wayne the way he was shouting.
“That’s when after the fans start hating Nani a little bit. So me, when I see this body language, as a manager, those players won’t play in my team. No matter if they are good, because this is disrespectful, they give up.”
In addition to Patrice Evra, another Manchester United legend, Gary Neville, has also expressed his strong disapproval of Bruno Fernandes’ performance at Anfield. Neville, who played for United for nearly two decades and was a part of their treble-winning team in 1999, has joined the chorus of criticism aimed at Fernandes for his behavior during Sunday’s match against Liverpool.
“You can have a bad game, this place can do that to you sometimes, we’ve seen it over history, but there were signs in that second half and things that I saw in that second half which were a disgrace,” Neville told Sky Sports.
“I must start with Bruno Fernandes because I’ve had enough of him throwing his arms around at his teammates. I’ve had enough of him not running back. He whinges at everybody. Going down – he got pushed down in his chest and goes down holding his face.
“He’s got to put in a captain’s performance out there, that wasn’t a captain’s performance by a Manchester United player. Erik ten Hag will deal with them very strongly in the next 24, 48 hours.
“He’s done that this season a few times, and I hope that normal service will have resumed by the end of next week, but they’ve got to own that performance today and they’ve got to own that result because they’ve lost seven nil at Anfield in a Manchester United shirt – it is a disgrace.”