CHRIS SUTTON: Bruno Fernandes tried to play Hollywood passes and ended up in Hartlepool… he’s the chief cry baby but the attitude STINKS everywhere at Man United

  • Man United lost 3-0 to Bournemouth in the Premier League on Sunday 
  • It was arguably the lowest moment of what has been a miserable season so far
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There was one quote in particular from Bruno Fernandes which summed up the alarmingly poor attitude among Manchester United’s players.

It was his admission that they thought it was ‘going to be easy’. United underestimated Bournemouth and they were schooled because of that.

I was at Old Trafford to witness this latest shambolic showing from Erik ten Hag’s team. They lost possession 161 times. 

Fernandes accounted for 22 of those. He tried to play Hollywood passes and ended up in Hartlepool (no offence to any Monkey Hangers reading this).

Then he earned a yellow card for acting like a cry-baby towards the end of this beating. That was his fifth of the season, so he’s now banned for Sunday’s trip to Liverpool — a fixture United lost 7-0 last season. It was more poor leadership from the captain.

Bruno Fernandes and the rest of the Manchester United players do not have the right attitude 

The Reds suffered another crushing defeat as they were well beaten by Bournemouth

The Reds suffered another crushing defeat as they were well beaten by Bournemouth 

He was not the only culprit, of course. The attitude Fernandes mentioned post-match is a dressing-room problem. 

United’s players may think it will magically happen for them but, in reality, you have to be the ones to make it happen.

You don’t get freebies in this division. You get defeats if you rock up thinking you’ve won before a ball is kicked.

There is a reason why United have now lost more Premier League matches at home since Sir Alex Ferguson retired (35) than they did during his 21 PL seasons in charge (34). The attitude stinks and until they correct it the club will not move forward.


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