Chris Sutton, a former Chelsea striker, is opposed to Bruno Fernandes leading Manchester United once more in light of the midfielder’s most recent outburst.
Remember that before the current Premier League season began, Man United’s manager named Fernandes the club’s new captain.
The 28-year-old replaced Harry Maguire, the team’s fired captain, in the captain’s role.
The Portuguese international was displeased with his team’s 2-0 Premier League loss to Tottenham on Saturday and received a booking for dissent from referee Michael Oliver.
Alejandro Garnacho’s first-half shot struck Cristian Romero’s extended arm, but no penalty was given. Fernandes was still irate after the game and requested a “apologetic” from the refereeing organization PGMOL.
Sutton, who believes Fernandes is not a leader and should not captain Man United, argues that Fernandes’ remarks and actions are unworthy of the armband.
On the It’s All Kicking Off podcast, Sutton said when asked if Fernandes’ unfavorable reaction was the referee’s fault: “Absolutely not. Before considering referees and their choices, Bruno Fernandes must first get himself and his team in order.
“Bruno Fernandes is not a leader, and in my opinion, he has no business leading Manchester United. That essentially captures him.
The simple issue is that Manchester United’s first two performances of the season have made them appear like a testimonial team. It is about accepting responsibility as a captain.
“They are like a team still in preseason, and he needs to show better leadership qualities instead of blaming the referees,” said one observer.