Manchester United’s winter rookie, Portuguese midfielder Bruno Fernandes, didn’t like Pep Guardiola’s attitude in the derby against Manchester City (2-0) at all.
It was only a week ago and it already seems like forever. Manchester United beat their neighbor City 2-0 at Old Trafford on Sunday for Sunday’s 29th Premier League match. While the English Championship, like most sports competitions, is suspended due tocoronavirus epidemic, some players like Bruno Fernandes are still debriefing the derby.
Author of a very remarkable performance, the winter rookie from Sporting also distinguished himself with a muddle with Pep Guardiola. The City coach pretended to return the ball to him after a touchdown before sending it to Luke Shaw. There followed a tense verbal exchange between the two men before Fernandes invited Guardiola to be quiet by placing his index finger on his mouth.
“He did not deserve my respect”
“I talked about it with a few friends. Some people believe that Pep won everything and wonder who I am to do this to him,” commented Bruno Fernandes, when asked Sky Sports. It’s a matter of respect. There, while I am no longer on the ground and I am calm, I would not do it again but at the moment, what he told me made me crazy. I’m a little nervous. I have too much respect for Pep, everything he has won and done for football but at the moment he did not respect me and he did not deserve my respect. “And the Portuguese to conclude : “For me, what happens on the ground does not matter, it is from the past. I have respect for him, so no matter what he said. ”