‘Do not use my identify to assault Cristiano’: Bruno Fernandes releases indignant Ronaldo assertion after Manchester derby win

Bruno Fernandes hit again at claims that the Portuguese star took a swipe at Cristiano Ronaldo following Manchester United’s 2-1 beautiful win over native rivals Manchester Metropolis on Saturday. Fernandes had scored the controversial equaliser for the Crimson Devils within the 78th minute, and three minutes later Marcus Rashford netted the winner.

The Crimson Devils had obtained off to sluggish begin, which additionally noticed them endure a humiliating 4-0 thrashing in opposition to promoted aspect Brentford in August. For the reason that shameful loss, United have went on to win 12 out of the 16 Premier League matches. The win in opposition to Metropolis noticed them stretch their successful streak to 5. They’re presently positioned fourth on the factors desk, having secured 38 factors from 18 matches.

Fernandes had shared his ideas on Manchester United’s turnaround after the 4-0 defeat in opposition to Brentford in August. He once more touched the subject after United’s derby win, the place he mentioned: “[We] was once people, now we’re a workforce. You possibly can see a correct workforce that works for one another.”

The comments by Fernandes was misinterpreted by many, who felt the midfielder was taking a swipe at Ronaldo, who was released by the club after his explosive interview with British journalist Piers Morgan. In the interview Ronaldo had slammed both the club and current manager Erik ten Hag.

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However, Fernandes was quick to dismiss the accusation and took to social media to clarify his stance. “Thanks for somebody to submit precisely the phrases I mentioned! I do know that [it] is troublesome to see Manchester United doing nicely and haven’t got something to speak about us on the information aside [from] good issues.

“Don’t use my name to try to attack Cristiano!

“Cristiano was a part of our workforce for half of the season and as I mentioned in lots of interviews EVERYONE since Liverpool is being superb and performing like a correct workforce and you may see the outcomes on that! We feature on,” he wrote on Instagram.

Other than the Premier League, United have additionally reached the semi-final of the League Cup, the place they may lock horns with Nottingham Forest.

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