Former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane has heavily criticized Bruno Fernandes’ “disgraceful” body language during the Red Devils’ 7-0 thrashing by Liverpool at Anfield.
United’s defeat was their heaviest in Premier League history, and Fernandes had a below-par performance. The Portuguese international made just one key pass and failed to complete his four attempted crosses. He also lost the ball 15 times and won only two of his eight ground duels.
In an interview with Sky Sports, Keane stated he was disappointed with Fernandes’ attitude throughout the game. “I think his body language was disgraceful. He didn’t show any leadership qualities. He didn’t show any fight or desire to try and turn the game around,” he said.
Keane criticized the United team for their lack of effort, calling their performance “unacceptable” and “embarrassing.” He suggested that the players must take a long hard look at themselves and their attitudes toward the game.
Liverpool’s victory saw them leapfrog United into second place in the Premier League table, just two points behind leaders Manchester City. The Reds were dominant throughout the match, with Cody Gakpo, Darwin Nunez, and Mohamed Salah all scoring twice, while Roberto Firmino added another late on.
The defeat was a massive blow to United’s title hopes, and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hoping for a quick response from his players when they take on Tottenham Hotspur next week.