English Premier League (EPL) Manchester United “captain” Bruno Fernandes has received a rave review. From whom? United manager Eric ten Haag.
Recently, Fernandez has had to deal with a lot of negativity from Van Gaal. United’s season hasn’t started well. The captain couldn’t escape the blame.
After a narrow 1-0 win over Wolverhampton in the first leg, the Red Devils went down 0-2 to Tottenham after a lethargic performance in the second leg. And the criticism was directed at Fernandes.
British media outlets wrote: “Fernandez’s captaincy appointment is unimpressive. I don’t think Fernandes deserves the captaincy. He is not the right player to captain Man Utd. In the past, Man Utd’s great captains have automatically been given the captain’s armband because of their competitiveness and value. This is not the case with Fernandes,” he criticized.
Van Gaal reportedly expressed his displeasure as well.
Fernandez succeeds Harry Maguire, who was United’s captain until last season. It was a dictatorial choice by Van Gaal. The decision was made by Van Gaal alone, without a vote of the players. The captain’s failure to fulfill his duties has led to an outburst.
“Mourinho says he has made a huge mistake by appointing Fernandes as United captain,” the Mirror reported.
“Mourinho questioned the team’s poor start to the season under Fernandes, especially after the 0-2 defeat to Tottenham,” the publication continued. Fernandez’s performances have also been erratic.”
The third-round tie against Nottingham Forest was played in the worst possible atmosphere. United turned things around. They came back from 0-2 down to win 3-2. Fernandes scored the game-winning goal. He scored the game-winner from the penalty spot in the 31st minute. 온라인바카라
It was his first captaincy of the season, and after just one game, Van Gaal tried to change his tune, “praising” the captain for what he called a mistake.
After the win over Nottingham, Van Gaal said: “Fernandes proved that he is a great captain for United. He showed why we chose him as captain. Fernandes is a very good captain. He continues to show good form. I thought Fernandes had an impressive game.”