Bruno Fernandes acts furiously against City manager Pep Guardiola
Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes gets into a furious exchange of gestures with Man City’s manager Pep Guardiola post United’s 2-0 victory against City at Old Trafford. Fernandes silences Pep Guardiola with finger gesture during Manchester Derby.
According to former player Paul Ince, the gesture did a great job of winning over the Manchester United fans and showed the midfielder has “character”.
While Fernandes engrossed himself in an angry exchange with Manchester City manager Guardiola late on in the Red Devils’ 2-0 victory at Old Trafford. Fernandes ended the verbal argument by putting a finger to his lips.
United’s manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised the Portformer Sporting Lisbon star for showing character following the derby, and former United captain Ince is in full agreement with the Norwegian.
“He’s doing everything right at the moment, including the ‘shh’ gesture to Pep Guardiola, which was always going to be a sure way to win over the fans,” Ince told Paddy Power News. “It’s good to see someone joining with a bit of character, too.”
On the midfielder’s start at United, he added: “He’s been fantastic since he came into the side, and even yesterday when he didn’t do that much, what he did do was top quality. That ball into Anthony Martial was outstanding. Fans are getting carried away, and I try not to, but I can certainly see why they are.
Every club, every set of fans want to have a hero, and he’s going to be that for Man United. When he goes to take a corner, the fans are going wild for him, they love him, he can be a real hero. I’m talking a Paul Scholes or an Eric Cantona – he can be one of those types of heroes for the club.
“I’m not saying in terms of performances, or level of football, but United haven’t had a hero in their team for a long, long time. He can be that.”
The victory for United means the club is back up into fifth, three points behind rivals Chelsea. It’s perhaps one of the decent win of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s era at the club since he was appointed permanent manager and United have now beaten City three times in all competitions this season.