The former Red Devils star tore into Bruno Fernandes for his antics during Sunday’s humiliating defeat to Liverpool.
Bruno Fernandes’ behavior against Liverpool was a ‘disgrace’ and ’embarrassing’, according to Gary Neville.
The 28-year-old Portugal international captained United to their joint-heaviest competitive defeat in history on Sunday, losing 7-0 to Liverpool at Anfield.
He spent most of the second-half making ill-advised challenges, losing possession, and arguing with officials as United conceded six goals.
“The second half has been an absolute disgrace, a shambles,” ex-United defender Neville said on Sky Sports.
‘Epitomized 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 [United manager Erik ten Hag] will deal with it very quickly.”
‘Some of his behavior has been a disgrace’
At one point during the match, Fernandes appeared to signal to the bench in surprise that he wasn’t substituted as Anthony Elanga came on for Marcus Rashford.
“Bruno Fernandes is stood in the center circle with his arms raised asking: ‘Why is it me not coming off?’ Neville continued.
“Honestly, I have to say some of his behavior in the second half has been a disgrace.”
United will hope for a quick recovery on Thursday when they play Real Betis at Old Trafford for the first of their two-legged Europa League last-16 tie. They later host Southampton this Saturday for their next Premier League match.
Ten Hag’s side remain third in the league standings with 45 points from 25 games. They sit seven points above fifth-placed Liverpool.