Former Manchester United defender Paul Parker has slammed Bruno Fernandes for his attitude, saying the Portuguese should ‘engage his brain’ before thinking.
Fernandes had an incredible start to life at Old Trafford after leaving Sporting Lisbon in January 2020. However, the midfielder’s form declined at the start of last season as he scored just ten times in 46 appearances. Fernandes has also scored just once in eight games so far this season.
The playmaker recently told Record he was disappointed that his Portuguese team-mate Matheus Nunes had moved to Wolverhampton Wanderers instead of Manchester United.
However, Parker believes Fernandes’ comments are off the mark and the midfielder should focus on his own form. The expert told BeMyBet:
“It seems like he has too high an opinion of himself and I think he should actually engage his brain before he opens his mouth. I really don’t understand why Fernandes has this need to come out and talk everything. suddenly when he really hasn’t played for a long time.”
“I would never have said that when I was playing for Manchester United. If asked that under Ferguson I would turn away without answering because the manager would never have accepted that. It’s really the club they want to sign , so players shouldn’t talk about things like that.
Ex-Manchester United defender rejects Bruno Fernandes’ excuse for club’s recent poor record
Erik ten Hag is the third manager under whom Fernandes has played at Old Trafford after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick.
Fernandes told The Athletic he thinks the Red Devils have struggled lately due to different management styles and a lack of consistency.
Parker doubled down on his criticism of the attacking midfielder, as he denied those claims saying:
“I don’t think that’s an excuse. There’s been a lot of money spent on people playing for this club and they haven’t signed there, just to be told what to do all the time. We expected a lot from them and they did not follow through. Far.”
“Obviously Bruno Fernandes is saying this to detox more than anything. To come out and say there were a lot of managers because you and your teammates failed is embarrassing.