Bruno Fernandes defended Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as he apologised following Manchester United’s loss to Watford.
The Red Devils travelled to Vicarage Road this weekend only to return home with no points. Despite Donny van de Beek’s best efforts to halve the deficit in the second half, the hosts added two more goals ending the match with the scoreline at 4-1.
Following today’s upset, United’s losses have been extended to 7 in the last 13 matches across all competitions. Pressure is mounting on Solskjaer and judging by what happened after the full-time whistle, he is well aware of that.
The Norwegian went around the away end applauding the fans for their support and seemed to apologise for the loss. But Fernandes seems to have felt that was unfair.
Walking right behind the under fire manager, the Portuguese international gestured that the responsibility is shared between everyone and the manager is not the only one at fault.
Solskjær apologies to the #mufc away end at full-time. Bruno Fernandes tells the fans not to boo him
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By the looks of it, despite the Mancunians’ continued run of bad form, the squad still invest their trust in him, especially with key players like Fernandes publicly showing support.
Moreover, it is necessary to remind everyone that the players also hold responsibility for bad performances.
On the other hand, this still doesn’t change the fact that subpar performances are becoming a trend at the Old Trafford outfit and there needs to be a change. It is baffling to see Solskjaer try the same formula over and over again despite the given situation where his job might be at risk.