Bruno Fernandes and David de Gea said to “shut up” as Simon Jordan and Danny Murphy unload on “dreadful” Manchester United
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Manchester United stars Bruno Fernandes and David De Gea have been ordered to ‘shut up’ by Simon Jordan and Danny Murphy during their candid post-match interviews following Saturday’s big loss to Watford.
An embarrassing 4-1 loss at Vicarage Road marked the end of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reign as Manchester United manager, with the writing on the wall for some time.
United have won only once in the Premier League in their previous seven games, including a 5-0 loss to Liverpool and a 2-0 loss to derby rivals Man City.
In a touching interview with MUTV, Solskjaer admitted he paid the penalty for not being able to “take the next step” at Old Trafford.
However, former Crystal Palace owner Jordan insists players need to be held accountable for their poor performance and lack of leadership.
After the game goalkeeper David De Gea gave a candid look at United’s performance, admitting they were “embarrassing” but insisting that the players take responsibility, rather than everyone piling up. on their manager.
Fernandes reiterated the sentiment as the boss and his players walked out to fans outside Vicarage Road after the game, signaling fans not to boo Solskjaer and instead emphasizing the players’ responsibility.
But Jordan insists they should speak up, while supporting their manager, on the pitch.
“The team reflects leadership – leadership was embodied in the exit interview,” said the White and Jordan host.
“I’m not interested in who your friends were, I’m not interested in the acquaintances you made, I’m not interested in how you had fun at Manchester United or how Man United represent you.
“Man United is a winning machine; that’s what it should represent. Not a cheerful, pat on the back, work mentality for boys where excuses are built.
“It’s a winning machine that was built over 20 years by Alex Ferguson and it’s become anything but that now and that’s partly because of Glazer ownership because Manchester United’s economy has changed, to because of how it is controlled has changed.
“But also, because the culture of the players could get out of hand. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, in this locker room, with the hat of the “most beautiful man in the world”, can not control the expectations of these players.
“You have Harry Maguire running with his fingers in his ears as he plays for England against Albania and his next game, you get it.
“You raced him two years ago on a Greek island giving him the jackpot and he probably got away with a lot more than people understand.
“De Gea comes out, what are you?” You haven’t done much either, you say they can’t defend themselves. You can’t save that much either!
“Shut up! Look at Fernandes; Fernandes waves to the crowd. Did you see your own performance?
“This whole team, with a few exceptions, was appalling and there should be an element of self-pride if nothing else.”
Mauricio Pochettino is “desperate” to become Manchester United’s new manager, sources close to the Argentine have told talkSPORT.
United have identified Pochettino as their main target to be Solskjaer’s long-term successor and are ready to wait until summer to clinch his signing.
The wife and children of the PSG boss still live in London, fueling his desire to return to the Premier League.
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