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Neville slams ‘disgraceful’ Bruno Fernandes for asking to be subbed vs Liverpool

Gary Neville tore into Bruno Fernandes for his ‘disgraceful’ and ’embarassing’ behaviour as Liverpool inflicted a 7-0 defeat on Manchester United.

The Red Devils suffered their biggest Premier League defeat after braces from Mo Salah, Darwin Nunez, Cody Gakpo and a late seventh from Firmino.

It was a humiliating defeat for United, who have been on an outstanding run of form in recent months.

But the fight and spirit that has been on display by the club in recent months wasn’t displayed today, with Lisandro Martinez, Luke Shaw and Antony all guilty of losing their composure.

But Fernandes spent most of the second half making petulant challenges, arguing with officials and losing possession in the defeat.

After the fifth goal went in, Fernandes stood in the centre circle waiting to take kick-off as Ten Hag brought on Elanga for Marcus Rashford.

Fernandes threw his hands in the air as he saw it was Rashford, not himself, that was being subbed off and it was the final nail in the coffin for Neville, who described his actions as ‘disgraceful’.

‘Bruno Fernandes is stood in the centre circle with his arms raised asking: ‘Why is it me not coming off?’ said Neville.

‘Honestly, I have to say some of his behaviour in the second half has been a disgrace.’

Towards the end of the mauling, Gary Neville went even further by describing Fernandes as ’embarassing’.

‘The second half has been an absolute disgrace, a shambles,’ said Neville.

‘Epitomised by no-one more than the captain Bruno Fernandes, who I think has been embarrassing at times in this game but I have to say it’s not their usual performance, spirit or form and he [Erik ten Hag] will deal with it very quickly.

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