Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville slammed Manchester United skipper Bruno Fernandes for asking to be subbed off late on during the Red Devils’ embarrassing 7-0 defeat to Liverpool.
Cody Gakpo broke the deadlock for Jurgen Klopp’s side two minutes before the interval, while Liverpool were lethal in the second half as they went on to net six more without reply.
Gakpo added his second for Liverpool early into the second half, while Darwin Nunez and Mohamed Salah, who is now Liverpool’s leading goalscorer in Premier League history, both bagged braces.
Roberto Firmino, who recently announced he’s set to leave the club in the summer, capped off Liverpool’s rampant second-half display by scoring the Reds’ seventh of the match in the 88th minute.
Needless to say, it was a miserable afternoon for Erik ten Hag’s side, who have been on a fine run of form in recent months.
But the fighting spirit and battle-hardened attitude that has been on show by United in recent months simply wasn’t there on the day, with Lisandro Martinez, Luke Shaw and Antony all guilty of making individual mistakes.
Yet still no player was as guilty of losing his temper as Fernandes, who spent most of the second half making petty challenges, bickering with officials and losing possession countless times.
After the fifth goal, Fernandes also looked bemused when he wasn’t taken off, throwing his hands in the air while standing in the centre circle, as he saw it was Rashford, and not him, who was being taken off and it proved to be the tip of the iceberg for Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville, who dubbed the Portuguese international’s behaviour as ‘disgraceful’.
The former Manchester United defender said to Sky Sports: “Bruno Fernandes is stood in the centre circle with his arms raised asking: ‘Why is it me not coming off?’ Honestly, I have to say some of his behaviour in the second half has been a disgrace.
“The second half has been an absolute disgrace, a shambles. Epitomised by no one more than the captain Bruno Fernandes, who I think has been embarrassing at times in this game but I have to say it’s not their usual performance, spirit or form and he [Erik ten Hag] will deal with it very quickly.”