Alan Shearer blasts Bruno Fernandes. Alan Shearer has labelled Bruno Fernandes’ post-match assessment of Manchester United’s thrashing by Watford as “pretty embarrassing”. Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes hinted that his side didn’t know what they were doing in the immediate aftermath of their 4-1 thrashing at the hands of Watford on Saturday.
The Red Devils fell to yet another sorry Premier League defeat, shipping four goals in what looks set to be Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ’s final match in charge. Josh King and Ismaila Sarr gave the hosts a 2-0 lead before half time, before Donny van de Beek halved the deficit after the break.
But with United chasing an equaliser, Harry Maguire was dismissed after picking up two yellow cards in a matter of minutes. The visitors continued pushing for an equaliser but were hit twice on the counter in stoppage time, meaning they have now won just one game in the last seven in the league.
Old Trafford bosses called an emergency board meeting in the wake of the rout at Vicarage Road, with various sources claiming the Norwegian is set to be relieved of his duties. Solskjaer was booed by the away fans following the full-time whistle, offering a hand of apology to the stunned section of supporters.
Fernandes took offence to their treatment of the manager and instead suggested the blame should be equally shared by everyone at the club. Speaking after the game, Fernandes said: “In the Premier League it is not enough playing for just one half.
“Watford has a good team. They are aggressive, they have quality up front, and if you give them chances you will concede goals. And that has been a problem with us for many games. “I think the attitude in the second half was there. In the first half it was too sloppy from everyone.”
He added: He said: “We don’t go on the front foot, we don’t tackle. “You have to show your quality and that is why you play for Manchester United. It’s everyone’s fault here. It’s not the coach, it’s not one player, it’s everyone.
“Everyone has to take the responsibility because everyone has to do better.” But pundit Shearer took aim at that assessment, claiming actions spoke louder than words after a display which appeared to show a team no longer playing for a coach.
Source – Mirror