Fans of Manchester United notice a “raging” Bruno Fernandes after Michael Carrick’s star is dropped.


Fans of Manchester United notice a “raging” Bruno Fernandes moments after Michael Carrick’s star is dropped.

Bruno Fernandes has been a frustrated figure of late, and he couldn’t hide his feelings after being dropped by Manchester United caretaker manager Michael Carrick on Tuesday night.

Bruno Fernandes couldn’t hide his rage at being dropped by caretaker manager Michael Carrick on Tuesday night, as Manchester United fans noticed.

With goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho, the Red Devils defeated Villarreal 2-0 to book their place in the Champions League last 16.

Three points in Europe provided a much-needed boost after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was fired following a run of just one win in seven Premier League games, the most recent of which was a 4-1 thrashing at Watford.

Carrick, the club’s first-team coach, has been appointed interim manager while the club searches for a permanent replacement. His first act was to make a number of changes ahead of United’s crucial match against Villarreal, most notably dropping Fernandes.

The Portuguese international has been out of sorts in recent weeks, and he cut a frustrated figure as he remonstrated with United supporters shortly after the final whistle at Vicarage Road on Saturday.

Fans couldn’t help but notice Carrick’s reaction to being introduced into the game after he decided to start on the bench in Spain.

In the 66th minute, Fernandes replaced Donny van de Beek, and in stoppage time, he played a superb ball into Marcus Rashford, which was applauded by United fans.

“Bruno looked like he was raging internally the whole match for some reason,” one supporter observed, while others responded that Fernandes “didn’t take kindly to being benched” and “doesn’t like being left out.”

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Despite coming on shortly after the hour mark and setting up Sancho for his first United goal since joining for £73 million from Borussia Dortmund in the summer, fans noted that Fernandes didn’t look like himself.

“He didn’t even celebrate the goals like he normally does,” one United supporter joked, while another jokingly speculated that his apparent rage was actually sadness at seeing his old manager sacked on Sunday, claiming: “I think he misses Solskjaer.”

Another fan praised Fernandes’ reaction to being dropped ahead as United prepares to face Premier League table-toppers Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

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