Bruno Fernandes is the ‘WORST team-mate possible’ and ‘gets away with murder’, claims Gabby Agbonlahor – as he blasts the Man United star for ‘throwing his arms up’ when things go wrong
- Gabriel Agbonlahor has criticized Bruno Fernandes for his work rate on Saturday
- The Portuguese midfielder failed to make an impact in Manchester United’s loss
- Agbonlahor questioned why he is not receiving the same level of fervor from the fans
Gabriel Agbonlahor has savagely criticized Bruno Fernandes for his poor work rate as Manchester United suffered a second successive Premier League defeat in a 4-0 loss to Brentford on Saturday.
Appearing on talkSPORT after United’s defeat, Agbonlahor was critical of the 27-year-old’s qualities as a good teammate:
“For me, Fernandes, since he’s been in the Premier League, yes, he’s had good stats, goalscoring and assists, but he looks like the worst team-mate.
Gabriel Agbonlahor criticized Bruno Fernandes’ performance in Manchester United’s defeat
“Every time a player gives it away, every time he gives it away, he throws his arms up at his teammates, he throws his arms up on the bench.”
Agbonlahor compared Fernandes to former United star Paul Pogba, who was regularly criticized during his time at Old Trafford for not giving his all in a United shirt:
“I’ve played with players like him, you’d want to go after him. He will tap every now and then. If it was Paul Pogba, they would butcher Pogba in the media.
The former Aston Villa striker called Fernandes the ‘worst possible team-mate’
The former Aston Villa striker went on to question why Fernandes does not receive the same degree of condemnation as some of his teammates in Erik ten Hag’s team:
“Fernandes gets away with murder. Did you see Fernandes do anything? It’s easy to say Maguire, Ronaldo, Rashford, Sancho.
“Fernandes, for me, I can’t remember the last time he had a decent fight. He’s always the one throwing his arms in the air. Even when he gives it away.
“He could give it to you but send it out of play and he would blame you. That’s the type of player Fernandes is. The worst teammate imaginable. He added.
Fernandes enjoyed a very successful start to his time at Old Trafford
After signing for the club in the January 2020 transfer window, Fernandes enjoyed a successful debut season scoring eight times in the Premier League in Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s first full season at the club.
The former Sporting Lisbon star would build on his initial success with an excellent 20/21 Premier League campaign, contributing 28 goals in 58 games as United finished second in the Premier League.
Despite starting last season emphatically with a hat-trick against rivals Leeds in United’s Premier League opener, Fernandes struggled to replicate his previous performances throughout the season, scoring just once in the final ten league games of the campaign as the club dropped to a sixth-place finish under interim boss Ralf Rangnick.