Former Manchester United defender Paul Parker has slammed Bruno Fernandes for his attitude, claiming the Portuguese should ‘switch on his brain’ before he thinks.
Fernandes has had an incredible start to life at Old Trafford following his move from Sporting Lisbon in January 2020. However, the midfielder’s form deteriorated early last season when he netted just ten times in 46 games. Fernandes has scored just once in eight games so far this season.
The playmaker recently told Record that he was disappointed that Portuguese team-mate Matheus Nunes joined Wolverhampton Wanderers instead of Manchester United.
However, Parker feels that Fernandes’ comments are inappropriate and that the midfielder should focus on his own form. The expert told BeMyBet:
“It seems like he thinks too highly of himself and I think he should really try his brains before he opens his mouth. I really don’t understand why Fernandes has this need to suddenly come out and speak when he really hasn’t performed in a long time.”
“I would never have said that when I was playing for Manchester United. If I was asked that under Ferguson, I would walk away with no answer because the manager would never have accepted it. It’s really up to the club who they want to sign, so players shouldn’t talk about things like that.”
The former Manchester United defender dismisses Bruno Fernandes’ apology for the club’s poor record
Erik ten Hag is the third manager Fernandes has played under at Old Trafford, following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick.
Fernandes told The Athletic that he believes the Red Devils have been struggling lately due to different management styles and a lack of consistency.
Parker doubled down on his criticism of the attacking midfielder when he refuted those claims, saying:
“I don’t think that’s an excuse. A lot of money was spent on individuals to play for this club and they didn’t sign there to be constantly told what to do. A lot was expected of them and they didn’t live up to it. Nowhere near.”
“It’s pretty obvious that Bruno Fernandes is saying that to primarily detox. It’s embarrassing to come out and say there were a lot of managers because you and your teammates didn’t deliver.
https://www.sportskeeda.com/football/news-i-think-actually-engage-brain-opens-mouth-paul-parker-slams-manchester-united-star-too-high-opinion-himself-comments-transfer-activity?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=sportskeeda “I think he should actually engage his brain before he opens his mouth” – Paul Parker slams Manchester United star who has ‘too high opinion of himself’ after comments on transfer activity