Bruno Fernandes Opens Up On Times Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Was ‘Mad’ At Him
Bruno Fernandes opens up on times Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was ‘mad’ at him.
Bruno Fernandes has revealed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer subjected him to the hairdryer treatment on two separate occasions in his first 12 months at Manchester United.
The Portugal midfielder has become a crucial member of Solskjaer’s squad since arriving from Sporting Lisbon in January 2020, registering 29 goals and 20 assists in 54 games so far. His leadership qualities and creative talents have helped United keep pace in the Premier League title race this season, with leaders Manchester City only three points clear at the summit.
Yet despite his clear importance to the side, Fernandes admits he has felt the wrath of Solskjaer a couple of times behind the scenes. It’s not so much, I’ve played 54 games now. During those fights he has been angry with me twice, it’s not bad, so I’m happy with that.
“But I think it’s important. Sometimes he has to be calm, other times he has to scream and yell at his players. For me, it works well that he is angry sometimes. I do not want to be such a player no one demands. I want both him and my teammates to make demands on me when I do not do the right things. Fernandes suffered three agonising semi -final defeats with United last season, crashing out of the Europa League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup at the same stage. Solskjaer’s men were also beaten by Manchester City in the last four of the Carabao Cup this term.
But Fernandes remains determined to go all the way in their other three competitions, adding: “We have to focus on the trophies. That’s what it’s about,” he added.
“We have to focus on all the tournaments we are in. Now we are still in three tournaments. Now it’s first the Premier League, then the FA Cup and then the Europa League begins.