Souness says Bruno Fernandes 'would not have lasted five minutes in my dressing room' after Man Utd star's moaning

Souness says Bruno Fernandes 'would not have lasted five minutes in my dressing room' after Man Utd star's moaning

GRAEME SOUNESS has insisted that moaning Bruno Fernandes ‘would not have lasted five minutes in my dressing room’ after his latest display for Portugal.

The 26-year-old started for his country yesterday against Germany but was subbed off in the second half of their 4-2 Euro 2020 defeat.


Fernandes moved to Manchester United from Sporting Lisbon in January 2020 and has shone at Old Trafford.

The attacker has scored 40 goals and produced 25 assists in his 80 appearances for the Red Devils.

His club boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has also hailed the star’s leadership qualities in the dressing-room – but ex-Liverpool manager Souness is less impressed.

Fernandes cut a frustrated figure in the loss to the Germans, and the Scotsman hit out at the way he acts towards his teammates when he does not get the ball.

Speaking on ITV Sport, Souness said: “He’s an exceptionally talented boy, there is so much to like about him.

“A great striker of the ball, when he shoots he makes the goalkeeper work.

“I played with players that would not be accepting of the thing you just touched on [petulance], you know he doesn’t get the ball and he is waving his hands around.

“He would not have lasted more than five minutes in my dressing room, but he is a wonderful talented boy.”

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Souness added: “It would be more along the lines of who do you think you are?

“We play as a team, we win together, we lose together.

“Sometimes you will make a bad pass, sometimes you will not see the whole picture.

“So all that nonsense, shaking your head and waving your arms at your own teammates, is a no no for me.”

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