Manchester United’s Europa League campaign is over. Result aside, the attention was firmly on Bruno Fernandes and Victor Lindelof following a heated argument. Now, the Portuguese has spoken out on the situation…
The score was 1-1, before a calamity of errors allowed Sevilla to take the lead deep into the game through Luuk de Jong. As the Spanish side scored, Fernandes and Lindelof were having a rather hostile argument in the middle of the pitch…
It seemed to me like Bruno was shouting at Lindelof, blaming him for the goal, while the Ice Man definitely fired some expletives back at the Portuguese Magnifico.
From that point forward, United heads dropped and in reality, we were never going to get back into the game.
Tensions were high on the field, while in the aftermath, Fernandes has spoken out on the heated exchange with his teammate…
“I think it is normal, you know, when you take a goal and we have 10 minutes left to score again.” Fernandes told ManUtd.com.
“Everyone was mad. It is not about me and Victor, it is about every team. What happened between me and Victor is nothing, it is normal and in football it happens. It is looking out for each other and there will be more times when these things happen in football, in other teams and in everything.
“The most important thing now is to see the mistakes everyone did and to look forward to improving in the next games.”
I’m just glad that now this is nipped in the bud. I actually like seeing this determination to win from Fernandes. It’s definitely captain material stuff.
We’re talking about a man who has changed our future. Fernandes has United fans dreaming again, during an outstanding six-month period which led to several Team of the Month awards, and countless other personal accolades being won.
The future is still bright
This United side is still improving. It’s a young core of players that are only going to get better. Fernandes is their leader, their game-changer, their icon who Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can build around.
Lindelof, on the other hand, probably isn’t good enough to be a regular starter in a team with title aspirations. As a third or fourth-choice option, maybe he has a role. However, I’m just not sure he’s good enough to start week-in-week-out.
The problem with that is, I’m not sure United have the answer already in their ranks. Solskjaer may have to spend to sign Harry Maguire’s long-term partner, as there are major injury concerns in regards to both Eric Bailly and Axel Tuanzebe…