Bruno Fernandes blasted his Manchester United teammates and questioned Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s tactics at half time during the 6-1 defeat to Tottenham last Sunday.
United suffered their second home defeat of the season as Jose Mourinho’s men ran out comfortable winners at Old Trafford.
Solskjaer’s side were 4-1 down by the break and were also reduced to 10 men following Anthony Martial’s controversial red card.
Fernandes, meanwhile, scored the penalty to give United an early lead but struggled to make an impact overall and was substituted at half time as Solskjaer brought on Fred and Scott McTominay.
According to the Sunday Mirror, Fernandes was furious at half time and tore into his United teammates following their woeful display in the opening 45 minutes.
The report also claims Fernandes was unhappy with United’s approach to the match, suggesting that Solskjaer’s game plan to nullify Spurs was not correct.
‘He [Fernandes] was clearly in a rage after having a face like thunder when he raced down the tunnel,’ a United insider told the Sunday Mirror.
‘He laid into team-mates, accusing them of not upholding the proud name of Manchester United. He kept yelling, ‘We are supposed to be Manchester United. This shouldn’t be happening’.
‘It was clear that the manager also came under fire because he was going on about the wrong tactics.
‘There were other raised voices, but his was the one which seemed to carry the main force.’
Earlier this week, reports in Portugal claimed that United are concerned about the 26-year-old’s ‘mental and physical freshness’ due to the lack of rest Fernandes was given in between their Europa League campaign in August and the start of the new Premier League season in September.
Meanwhile, the defeat against Spurs leaves United with just three points from their opening three Premier League matches.
Solskjaer’s side will be looking to get back on track next Saturday as they face Newcastle United at St James’ Park.
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