Mike Phelan ‘berated’ Bruno Fernandes in Liverpool draw
Manchester United ace Bruno Fernandes had a poor game against Liverpool on Sunday at Anfield, and reports
suggest he received a rollicking from Mike Phelan during the game.
Mike Phelan had some words of advice for Bruno Fernandes following his performance in the 0-0 draw with
Liverpool. As reported by the MEN, the Manchester United assistant manager ‘berated’ the 26-year-old because ‘
his risk-taking was so profligate and needless’.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer substituted Bruno in the final minutes before full-time – a decision that did not go down
well with the midfielder. Fernandes, who went into the game in red-hot form after scoring 11 and providing
seven assists in 17 league games, was started in his favored number ten role.
He played in the midfield with Paul Pogba, Scott McTominay and Fred, but was unable to find his feet in the
game. Fernandes gave the ball away on numerous occasions and played a few wayward passes out of play.
And according to the Manchester Evening News, Phelan didn’t hide his disappointment in the £46.6million man.
Fernandes had one of United’s best chances of the game during the first half, as he curled a free-kick towards
goal from 25 yards.
His effort went just wide of the post, however, and that was the only time he truly threatened to score.