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Bruno Fernandes told ‘Man Utd are too big a club for him’ and it ‘would probably have been a better idea to join Tottenham’

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Former Manchester United defender Paul Parker has launched a scathing attack on Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes and claims be ‘probably should have joined Tottenham’ instead.

The Portugal international recently hit out at the Old Trafford club for hiring managers with contrasting footballing styles, such as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick.

The 28-year-old also claimed he was ‘very angry’ when he was told he could not join Tottenham under Mauricio Pochettino.

And when asked about Fernandes’ comments on Solskjaer and Rangnick, Parker said: “I don’t think that’s any excuse.

“There’s been a lot of money spent on individuals to play for that club. And they haven’t signed there to be told what to do all the time.

“A lot was expected of them, and they haven’t followed through. Nowhere near. It is quite obvious that Bruno Fernandes is saying that to detox himself more than anything.

“Coming out and saying there have been a lot of managers because you and your team-mates haven’t been delivering is embarrassing.”

United fans ‘wish’ Fernandes had joined Spurs

Parker was also asked about Fernandes’ revelation over his failed move to Spurs and added, in an interview with BeMyBet: “They probably didn’t offer as much money as Manchester United. Which totally makes sense because United do overpay when they are signing players.

“But it would probably have been a better idea to go to Tottenham. Because Manchester United are too big of a club for him. In the sense that you can see how rubbish he plays when things ain’t going right.

“He definitely isn’t the kind of disciplined player that Manchester United need.

“And I’m pretty sure that many Man United fans, despite him lifting them during the lockdown period, would say that they’ve wished he joined Tottenham instead of Man United.

“Fernandes is the kind of person, if the boat was sinking, he’d be the first person to jump out.”

Parker digs out ‘selfish’ Fernandes

Parker also dug out Fernandes for his comments about critics treating him differently to Arsenal flop Nicolas Pepe, who is now back playing in France on loan.

The former England defender added: “He comes across to me as a very selfish person. When he is saying things like this.

“When again he’s asked to talk to the press, someone’s got to sit next to him and educate him a little bit in what he should say and not say.”

Fernandes has scored 51 goals in 134 games in all competitions for United since joining from Sporting Lisbon. He’s also notched 25 Premier League assists in that time.

The attacking midfielder should return to action for the Red Devils in the Manchester derby on October 2.

Victory for United over City would see them move to within two points of their rivals in the table.

United are on a four-match winning run in the league, having lost their opening two games to Brighton and Brentford.

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