Pundit can't believe what Bruno Fernandes has done after Man United reveal
Gabby Agbonlahor has admitted Bruno Fernandes’ apology for missing a penalty for Man United “did not sit right” with him.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Aston Villa and England attacker digged at Fernandes for hiding behind a social media manager.
The Portugal start skied his last-minute spot-kick against Villa as his side fell to their first Premier League game of the season.
He came out on Twitter to release a six-paragraph apology for his actions and thank the United faithful for their support.
“It’s OK to do with it if it comes from your own tongue,” Agbonlahor told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.
“If I missed a penalty and my team lost, the next day I’d probably put an Instagram post up and say ‘Wasn’t good enough today, sorry for missing my penalty. It was a poor penalty from me but I always try my best’. There you go, short.
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“But to post a long essay that’s not come from your mouth it just doesn’t make sense to me, it doesn’t sit right with me.
“Players should do it for themselves and not use a company to do it.
“Nobody’s going to hold it against him. I’m not even sure why he apologised.”
Fernandes has been arguably Man United’s outstanding player ever since his £67.6milion move from Sporting CP in January 2020.
The 27-year-old has scored 44 times and provided 26 assists in 88 games across all competitions and has been missing from just two matchday squads in that time.