After the latest outburst, former Chelsea striker Chris Sutton has called for Bruno Fernandes to be removed as captain of Manchester United.
You may recall that just before the start of the current Premier League season, Man United boss named Fernandes as the club’s new captain.
The 28-year-old replaced the fired Harry Maguire as captain.
The Portugal international showed his displeasure during Saturday’s 2-0 loss to Tottenham in the Premier League by getting a yellow card from referee Michael Oliver.
When Alejandro Garnacho’s first-half shot hit Cristian Romero’s outstretched arm, Fernandes was furious and, in an interview after the game, he requested a “apology” from the refereeing authority PGMOL.
Sutton, on the other hand, thinks Fernandes is not a leader and should not captain Man United because of his statements and behavior.
Sutton claimed on the It’s All Kicking Off podcast that the referee was not to blame for Fernandes’ angry outburst. Before questioning the fairness of the calls that have been made, Bruno Fernandes should focus on himself and his squad.
Personally, I don’t think Bruno Fernandes is cut out to be the leader Manchester United needs as captain. That pretty much sums up who he is.
“It’s all about leadership and accepting accountability as captain, and Manchester United have played like a testimonial squad through their first two games this season.
To paraphrase a comment made about the club: “They are like a team that is still stuck in pre-season, and he needs to turn up and show better leadership qualities – not blaming referees.”