Man United star Fernandes 'on thin ice' as controversy analysed - pundit

By Paul Robinson

25th Apr, 2022 | 8:00pm

Bruno Fernandes 'on thin ice' at Man United as 'angry' controversy analysed - pundit

Man United midfielder Bruno Fernandes has been “on thin ice” over the course of the last three games, according to Paul Robinson.

The former Spurs and England number one, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed the “angry and frustrated” 27-year-old is fortunate not to have been sent off in recent fixtures.

The Red Devils lost 3-1 to Arsenal on Saturday to all but end their hopes of finishing in the top four.

Fernandes missed a decisive penalty with the score at 2-1 after Nuno Tavares was adjudged to have handled the ball inside the area.

The Portugal international was also under the spotlight for a high tackle on Nuno Tavares.

However, as analysed and shown on Sky Sports (25 April), referee Craig Pawson only booked the United midfielder and VAR chose not to intervene.

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When asked by Football Insider for his assessment of the incident, Robinson said: “Fernandes has been on thin ice in the last three games.

“United’s performances on the pitch are obviously getting to him. You can see that he is getting frustrated and angry. He doesn’t like the way they are getting beaten.

“He has to be careful because three games in a row now he could have been sent off.”

Fernandes has contributed nine goals and 14 assists in 42 appearances across all competitions this season.

He put pen to paper on a new long-term deal at Old Trafford on 1 April.

In other news, a pundit has claimed Erik ten Hag faces ‘a big problem’ on day one at Man United amid bleak claim.