Manchester United had been booted out 1-0 by Atletico Madrid at Outdated Trafford on Wednesday, a end result which noticed Ralf Rangnick’s aspect crashing out of the UEFA Champions League last-16 stage. Renan Lodi’s first-half header was sufficient to safe a 2-1 on combination victory for the guests in Wednesday’s encounter, which as soon as once more witnessed a toothless assault from the hosts all through the whole thing of the second half of the sport.
It was one other evening to neglect for United, however the recreation additionally laid naked the membership’s issues inside the squad. Talisman Cristiano Ronaldo couldn’t recreate his magic in entrance of the purpose, whereas star midfielder Bruno Fernandes was additionally ineffective. Fernandes was hauled off for Paul Pogba within the second half of Wednesday’s essential Champions League recreation. The Portuguese worldwide has struggled to copy his gorgeous kind from final season, particularly when enjoying alongside compatriot Ronaldo and this was evident on Wednesday.
In line with the Impartial, sources inside United recommend that the Fernandes is just not a simple particular person to educate and he doesn’t recognise totally different tactical approaches to video games he’s a part of.
Fernandes has all the time been a pure chief on the sphere, yelling directions and main the aspect, even when he isn’t sporting the armband. He’s additionally identified to name different gamers out for his or her errors, however sources at Manchester United say that was acceptable when he was producing objectives. Nonetheless, his perspective is now being seen as disruptive and is labelled as bringing “tactical anarchy”, which disrupts their patterns of play, the report additional cited the supply. He’s additionally described by some membership insiders as “uncoachable.”
Fernandes, who moved to Outdated Trafford from Sporting within the winter of 2020, turned an instantaneous hit on the membership as he racked up some spectacular numbers. Nonetheless, the playmaker has scored simply six occasions since bagging a gap day hat-trick towards Leeds United this time period, maybe been impacted by the arrival of Ronaldo. The 27-year-old has been on the scoresheet in simply two of United’s final 10 matches throughout all competitions.