Bruno Fernandes, a midfielder for Manchester United, has attacked those who have criticized him for being treated differently from other foreign players in the English Premier League.
Bruno Fernandes stated the Ivory Coast international had a few poor performances and that everyone was suggesting he still has to adjust, using Arsenal winger Nicolas Pepe as an example.
The international midfielder from Portugal has been Man United’s greatest acquisition since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013, and he has flourished since joining for £47 million from Sporting Lisbon in January 2020.
Upon his arrival, the 28-year-old completely changed Man United’s fortunes, guiding the team to a third-place finish in the Premier League.
“He [Nicolas Pepe] had some bad games and everyone was saying, ‘He still has to adapt’,” Fernandes told the Athletic.
“But when Bruno was having a bad game, it was just because he was moaning or not focused on the game.
“For me, that was good because it meant that I was ready and that’s why they were demanding so much from me.”