Bruno Fernandes unhappy with Man United fans for what they did to Solskjaer after Watford defeat

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Bruno Fernandes had to be dragged away from Manchester United fans, as he tried to defend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer before them, following the loss to Watford.

United slumped to yet another heavy defeat on Saturday, as Claudio Ranieri’s Watford put 4 past Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

The hosts went ahead in the 28th minute after a fine goal by Joshua King, and Ismaila Saar, who had previously missed a penalty earlier in the game, made it 2-0 before half-time.

Donny van de Beek then pulled one back for United, but a reckless challenge on Tom Cleverly by Harry Maguire ensured that any hope of a United comeback was shattered after the skipper was given a red card.

Two more goals in the second half made it 4-1 to Walford, and after the game, the fans couldn’t hold back their disappointment.

As Solskjaer went to apologise to the visiting fans, they replied with boos, but Fernandes, who felt their anger was directed to the wrong person, stepped in to defend him.

The Portuguese waved to the United fans in disapproval, asking them to instead blame the players, but Fred had to quickly run and drag him away from the angry supporters.

Speaking after the game, Fernandes told the media that the coaching staff are not the ones to be blamed for the team’s recent performances.

He told beIN Sports, “In these games in the Premier League it’s not enough playing for just one half.

“Watford is good team with quality, they are aggressive up front and if you give them enough chances you will concede goals, that is a problem for us for many games.

“I think the attitude in the second half was there but in the first half it was too slow from everyone.

“We don’t tackle, we don’t win our duels and against these teams you have to win that. You have to show the same intensity as them and afterwards try to show your quality and why you play for Manchester United.

“It’s everyone’s fault. It’s not the coach, one player or two, it’s everyone. Everyone has to take the responsibility because everyone has to do better.”