Over the past few weeks, Manchester United have not had a good time on and off the pitch.
The Red Devils suffered two defeats in their first three league matches and that included a humiliating 6-1 loss to Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford.
Bruno Fernandes was replaced after the first half against Spurs. Reports in the English press then stated he was involved in a row with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer during the break. It was also reported the 26-year-old no longer has faith in the Red Devils manager.
Two days ago, a source close to the former Sporting star told Sport Witness there’s no conflict between him and Solskjaer and the same source even labelled the claims as ‘lies’.
This has now been backed up by the player himself, who has denied any row with the Norwegian.
“I think there has been a lot of speculation lately about this. First, it was a discussion with the teammates, but it did not stick,” he told Sport TV, as relayed by Record.
“Then it was with just one teammate [the supposed incident with ex-Benfica Victor Lindelöf last season], even that did not work. Now it’s with Solskjaer. I believe it is a way to destabilise the group a bit.
“What was said in no way is true because I was substituted at half-time [against Spurs] for technical reasons.”
“It is true, where the coach told me that the game was over and that we would have many more [games] ahead, I understood, of course, but I was not satisfied with the substitution. I didn’t speak or say anything at that moment that could harm the group.
“Even after the game, the coach sent me a message to wish me good luck with the [national] team.”
Fernandes even went on to thank Solskjaer for bringing him to Old Trafford, after he joined Manchester United from from Sporting in January.
“I just have to be grateful to the coach because he was the one who wanted me, he was the one who believed in me and the tactics he uses are perfect for me,” Fernandes explained.
“If someone wants to try to make trouble inside Manchester United, do not use my name or that of my teammates or the coach. The atmosphere is good, obviously after a defeat we were sad, but we have to respond in the next game.”