Bruno Fernandes reacts after Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag’s comment on Mikel Arteta

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag’s remarks about Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta could spell disaster for Bruno Fernandes


Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta’s no-nonsense attitude when it has come to removing ‘bad eggs’ from his squad has undoubtedly contributed to his recent success. And Bruno Fernandes could soon be Һιt with a reality check at Manchester United if Erik ten Hag admires his counterpart as much as he says.


Arteta wasted little time replacing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette at the Emirates Stadium after a string of attitude issues.


And Fernandes’ behaviour on Sunday was the ϲℓimax for many who have been critical of his antics since joining United.


His theatrics and persistent moaning have been just two subjects of scrutiny en masse since his January 2020 arrival in England.


Both were on show in a dismal display at Anfield as Liverpool recorded a 7-0 thrashing of Ten Hag’s side.


Fernandes has been widely blasted in the aftermath, with Gary Neville not holding back during Sky Sports’ coverage of the rout.



Man Utd news: Bruno Fernandes is under scrutiny.


He said on commentary: “Honestly, some of his behaviour has been a disgrace, [even if] he’s been brilliant at times, his assists and goals.


“The second half has been a disgrace, a shambles, epitomised by Fernandes, who has been embarrassing at times.”


And ahead of an expected change of permanent captaincy if Harry Maguire leaves this summer, Chris Sutton believes Fernandes should never deputise for the United skipper again.


“There are people that are far better qualified to be captain. Fernandes is not their best leader,” Sutton explained.


“There are more suitable candidates than him, Casemiro being one. I think he should never put on the armband again for Manchester United.”



Man Utd news: Erik ten Hag has hailed Mikel Arteta


Ten Hag has previously heaped praise on Arteta’s work at the Emirates, suggesting he may take inspiration from his merciless decisions in north London.


“I think in the Premier League, there are many incredibly good coaches at this moment. He [Arteta] is definitely one of them,” Ten Hag told Sky Sports in January.


“What he’s doing, he’s the best at this moment because it’s really a big performance. It’s huge what he’s doing.”


And that could be bad news for Fernandes if he continues to reportedly ‘irritate’ figures at United, including team-mates, with his attitude on the pitch.


Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag eyeing summer deal for 22-year-old Eredivisie striker


Ajax forward Mohammed Kudus added to ‘list of targets’ by Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag.


Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has added Ajax Amsterdam star Mohammed Kudus to the ‘list of targets’ ahead of the upcoming transfer window, according to talkSPORT (h/t Manchester Evening News).


The Red Devils are eyeing the Ghana international’s signature. It гemƌins to be seen whether the Old Trafford side will pursue the 22-year-old’s signature in the coming months.


Kudus joined De Godenzonen in the summer of 2020. Back then, Ten Hag was in charge of the Eredivisie outfit. During the forward’s time under the Dutch manager, he was a bit-part player, mostly coming off the bench.



Manchester United have identified Ajax’s Mohammed Kudus as a target


However, in the current campaign, the Ghana international has stepped up to the plate for the Amsterdam-based club and has taken the mantle.


With Antony having joined United, the 22-year-old has been the Johan Cruyff Arena side’s talisman. He has made 34 appearances in all competitions this term, scoring 17 goals and providing four assists.


Kudus is a versatile player. In the 2022/23 season, he has mostly played as a centre forward. However, the Ghanaian is also capable of playing on the right wing as well as in the number 10 position.


The 22-year-old also caught a lot of people’s attention with his performances in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. But the Black Stars were unable to make it out of the group stages of the prestigious competition.


At the moment, the Old Trafford side evidently lacks depth in the ɑttɑϲk. Anthony Martial and Wout Weghorst are the only two natural strikers in the squad. But the France international has been unavailable for most of the campaign due to fitness issues.


Kudus is a talented forward who Ten Hag evidently knows a lot about. The signings of Antony and Lisandro Martinez from Ajajx were relatively decent. Will the Ghanaian be another addition the Dutch manager will make from his former club in Manchester? Only time will tell.

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