Man United star Fernandes 'naive' after incident spotted by pundit

By Paul Robinson

11th May, 2022 | 9:30am

Bruno Fernandes has 'created an issue' after controversial Man United incident spotted by pundit - 'it's not right'

Paul Robinson has pointed the finger at Man United midfielder Bruno Fernandes for not handing over the captain’s armband to Harry Maguire at Brighton on Saturday.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Spurs and England number one claimed Fernandes has “created an issue” with his actions at the Amex Stadium.

Fernandes, 27, lead out the Red Devils against the Seagulls with club captain Maguire named on the bench by interim manager Ralf Rangnick.

Maguire was brought onto the field in place of Juan Mata after 70 minutes with Brighton four goals to the good.

However, as highlighted by Gabby Agbonlahor on talkSPORT (7 May), Fernandes did not hand the armband over to Maguire when he came on.

When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs for his thoughts on Fernandes’ decision, Robinson said: “There is problems in that dressing room.

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“Bruno Fernandes clearly feels as if he should be the captain.

“He is very naive to the fact that there is huge media focus on Maguire and his captaincy. By keeping the armband on he is undermining Maguire. It’s not right. He has made it an even bigger issue.

“In my opinion, he should have walked over and given him the armband. Maguire is that captain of Manchester United. By Fernandes not doing that he’s potentially created an issue.

“It shouldn’t matter who is the captain, they should all be leaders but because of the problems they’ve had Fernandes should have given it to Maguire.”

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