Bruno Fernandes & Solskjaer clash as Man Utd boss fumes at his movement

Bruno Fernandes

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer clashed furiously with Bruno Fernandes on the pitch when he argued about his movement in their draw against West Brom.

The Portuguese midfielder scored his 14th goal of the campaign with a volley to avoid embarrassment in a 1-1 draw against West Brom.

Having conceded after only 83 seconds, United pushed on until Fernandes wrapped his left foot round Luke Shaw’s cross with a minute left for half time.

But reports have emerged that he did not have it all his own way on the pitch. Solskjaer was heard fuming at midfielder, telling the player to use more space on the right.

The 26-year-old was set up in the formation to play behind striker Edinson Cavani, with Marcus Rashford moved to the right and Anthony Martial on the left.

And the United’s top scorer was not happy, replying: “But the space is there [down the middle].” But the Norwegian manager was left furious with Fernandes as he yelled back: “That is Antho’s [Martial] space.”

Another report claimed that Solskjaer continued to discuss with Fernandes over his movement “in general”. United continued to push West Brom in the second half but could not find a breakthrough, making it two draws in two league matches.

And Martial could not make the most of space the United manager wanted him in, he was substituted on 66 minutes for Mason Greenwood.

Fernandes’ goal against West Brom put him three clear of Rashford, while the Frenchman is level with Scott McTominay and Cavani on seven strikes.


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