Gary Neville criticises Bruno Fernandes again after he calls out pundits for ‘complete lies’

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Gary Neville criticised Bruno Fernandes again after the Manchester United midfielder backed up his on-the-pitch actions.

The Portuguese star received a lot of negative judgement for his actions during Manchester United’s 7-0 thrashing to Liverpool at Anfield.

Fernandes has defended his actions in an interview with Sky Sports revealing that he never tries to be disrespectful.

‘I never try to be disrespectful with anyone. 75,000 in Old Trafford, you have to make gestures with your hand,’ Fernandes told Sky Sports.

‘We know pundits have to say things. It’s about my team-mates being happy, when they are not I want them to tell me.

‘Most of the things that were said after that game were complete lies. People said because I raised my arms, they supposed I said something that I didn’t say.

‘The pundits want always to say something bad, they want to get credit and attention from the people outside.’

When asked about this, the former Manchester United defender doubled down on his previous remarks.

‘I don’t talk to any United fan that likes the way Fernandes behaves particularly when the team are losing, when he throws his arms around,’ Neville told Sky Sports.

‘As a football player he’s been fantastic for United, his goals and assists. He says he doesn’t cause a problem when he throws his arms around, he does.

‘I played with Roy who would hand out the odd rollicking. The last few years there’s been players at United tutting which I think is a different type of criticism, it doesn’t help young players.

‘I called it out when Cristiano was doing it a couple of years ago, I don’t like it. Direct criticism is fine. He is passionate, he is emotional, he gets involved with the referee. I’ve got no problem with that.

‘Every United man I speak to feels the same thing, sometimes he goes over the top.’

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