Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes will frustrate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer by giving the ball away too often, believes Jamie Ohara.
Fernandes was named the Premier League’s Player of the Month for December after putting in some brilliant performances for United.
The Red Devils climbed to the top of the table after clocking four wins in six games without defeat in December, with Fernandes registering three goals and four assists in that time.
This month, however, he hasn’t managed to hit the same heights and has only scored once – on New Year’s Day against Aston Villa.
Fernandes put in a disappointing performance in United’s crunch match against Liverpool on Sunday.
The Portuguese was taken off late in the game after a series of misplaced passes, and was visibly disappointed with Solskjaer’s decision to withdraw him.
And O’Hara believes Fernandes needs to do more in big games, and can’t afford to go missing against the likes of Liverpool like he did on Sunday.
"Bruno Fernandes gets built up massively, everyone talks about him being this brilliant player and he is – he's been fantastic for Man United," he said to talkSPORT.
“But in the last few weeks when I've watched him against the big clubs, Liverpool and Man City, he's been poor.
“The standard of his passing… Ole Gunnar Solskjaer did a little interview where he says Fernandes 'frustrates him', and I can actually see that because he gets in great positions sometimes but he gives the ball away for fun!
"Everyone slaughters Paul Pogba, people give him a hard time, people give Harry Maguire a hard time, I think Scott McTominay was absolutely fantastic for Man United against Liverpool and Luke Shaw.
"But Bruno Fernandes, I'm looking at his performance thinking, 'Come on, you can score loads of penalties but in those big moments if you want to win the league you need to step up a bit more'.
“He's been going missing in these big games."
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