Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes has admitted he was angry with former Manchester United caretaker boss, Michael Carrick, before his departure from Old Trafford.
Carrick announced he was leaving Old Trafford after the 3- 2 win against Arsenal on Thursday, much to the surprise of many.
The former midfielder had impressed in his short time as interim manager, winning two of the three games he oversaw, and drawing the other.
Carrick also made some very bold decisions— like benching some key players in those games. Cristiano Ronaldo was dropped for the 1-1 draw at Chelsea, while Fernandes suffered the same fate in the 2-0 victory over Villareal in the UEFA Champions League, just days before.
And while Fernandes admits he does have belief that Carrick will succeed as a top manager, he also reveals he was unhappy to have been benched.
In his own words, “I was really mad at him [Michael Carrick] in Villarreal but that’s the life of a coach. I see a great future for him as a coach. He knows how to speak to players. If he gets a chance he can be a top coach.’
Fernandes scored United’s first goal of the match on Thursday, and he could have gotten a second, if he hadn’t opted to allow Ronaldo take the penalty.
Speaking on the decision, the Portuguese said, “We didn’t have a chat. I missed the last one so I trust him in the same way I trust myself.
“It was time for Cristiano to take the penalty because I took the last one and missed it. It doesn’t matter who gets on the penalty.”