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“He did it on purpose” — Bruno Fernandes faces ‘Yellow card’ accusation



Bruno Fernandes faces 'Yellow card' accusation

Manchester United’s star midfielder and Captain, Bruno Fernandes has faced allegations from BeIN Sports presenter Richard Keys, suggesting the player intentionally received a yellow card during their disheartening 3-0 defeat to Bournemouth.

This tactical booking, according to Keys, aimed to ensure Bruno Fernandes’ absence for their impending clash against Liverpool on December 17 at Anfield.

In the dying moments of United’s defeat at the Vitality Stadium, Fernandes was reprimanded by referee Peter Bankes for dissent, earning his fifth yellow card of the season and an ensuing suspension for the Liverpool encounter.

Keys, in conversation with former striker Andy Gray on BeIN Sports, questioned whether Fernandes purposefully sought the booking due to his torrid experience at Anfield last season and the team’s overall performance.

Keys speculated that Fernandes, aware of the impending suspension, strategically acquired the booking to avoid what could potentially be another challenging fixture against Liverpool.

Their conversation highlighted the belief that Fernandes was cognizant of his disciplinary status and the repercussions of another booking, especially given the dire circumstances of the match.

Following the defeat, Fernandes expressed disappointment with Manchester United’s inconsistency, acknowledging their subpar performance against Bournemouth. He cited deficiencies in creativity, movement, and team presence in the box as contributing factors to their defeat, emphasizing the critical need for consistency in their performances.

Fernandes’ comments underscored the team’s struggle to maintain a consistent level of play, acknowledging it as a pivotal aspect of success in football.