David de Gea, the former Manchester United goalkeeper, has taken a sarcastic dig at Roy Keane’s opinion that Bruno Fernandes should be stripped of the captaincy. De Gea’s comment came after Fernandes scored a late winner against Fulham, answering his critics in style. The debate surrounding Fernandes’ captaincy has divided opinions, with Keane being a vocal critic. However, De Gea’s mocking response on social media highlights his support for his former teammate.
Fernandes’ Response to Criticism
Following Manchester United’s 1-0 victory over Fulham, Bruno Fernandes took to Instagram to share his thoughts on the game. The midfielder’s late winner secured the crucial three points for the team. Amidst the criticism he has faced, Fernandes expressed his joy and appreciation for the win. It was in response to this post that De Gea left a sarcastic comment, suggesting that Fernandes is not the right captain, accompanied by a zipped mouth emoji.
Keane’s Criticism of Fernandes
Roy Keane, a former Manchester United captain, voiced his criticism of Fernandes after the team’s 3-0 loss to Manchester City. Keane argued that Fernandes does not possess the qualities required to be the captain of Manchester United. He highlighted instances where Fernandes appeared frustrated and displayed negative body language on the pitch. Keane believes that a captain should exhibit different characteristics and called for the armband to be taken away from Fernandes.
Fernandes’ Captaincy and United’s Season
Bruno Fernandes was appointed as the captain of Manchester United in the summer, taking over from Harry Maguire. The decision was made by manager Erik ten Hag. United has experienced a turbulent start to the season, which has led to speculation about ten Hag’s future. However, the victory over Fulham provided a positive step forward for the team. Fernandes’ goal in the match was his 66th in 199 appearances for the club since joining in January 2020.
Support for Fernandes
Former Manchester United player Nani came to the defense of Fernandes, emphasizing the midfielder’s dedication and contributions to the team. Nani highlighted Fernandes’ work ethic, sacrifice, and commitment to the game. He praised Fernandes for giving his all and suggested that others may not match his level of effort. Nani also recalled the mental strength that defined Manchester United during his time at the club.
David de Gea’s sarcastic comment in support of Bruno Fernandes mocks Roy Keane’s opinion that Fernandes should be stripped of the captaincy. The debate surrounding Fernandes’ suitability as captain continues to divide opinions. While criticism has been directed at Fernandes, his late winner against Fulham showcased his impact on the team. As Manchester United seeks to improve its season, Fernandes’ performance and dedication remain important factors in the club’s success.