Bruno Fernandes forced to release angry Cristiano Ronaldo statement after Man Utd star’s comments following derby win
BRUNO FERNANDES has hit back at claims he took a swipe at Cristiano Ronaldo after Manchester United’s stunning derby win.
The midfielder scored a controversial equaliser before Marcus Rashford netted the winner in a 2-1 victory for United.
Ahead of the derby Fernandes spoke about the turnaround the squad had made since the embarrassing 4-0 defeat to Brentford in August.
And after the win over City he reinforced those comments, saying: “[We] used to be individuals, now we are a team. You can see a proper team that works for each other.”
Some felt that was a dig at Cristiano Ronaldo who left the club in November – but Fernandes was quick to dismiss the accusation.
He took to Instagram, writing: “Thanks for someone to post exactly the words I said!
“I know that [it] is difficult to see Manchester United doing well and don’t have anything to talk about us on the news apart [from] good things.
“Don’t use my name to try to attack Cristiano!
“Cristiano was part of our team for half of the season and as I said in many interviews EVERYONE since Liverpool is being amazing and acting like a proper team and you can see the results on that! We carry on.”
Since the Brentford loss United have won 12 out of 16 Prem games and are currently on a five-game winning streak.
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In all competitions they have won nine on the bounce and are in the semi-final of the Carabao Cup where they will face Nottingham Forest.
The result leaves United one point behind rivals City and six off league leaders Arsenal.
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