Erik ten Hag told to strip Bruno Fernandes of Manchester United captaincy

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Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has been told to strip Bruno Fernandes of Manchester United captaincy.

This comes after Fernandes slammed the performance of the match officials in Manchester United’s 2-0 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur.

Asked if the referee was to blame for Fernandes’ unhappy reaction, Chris Sutton replied on the It’s All Kicking Off podcast: “Absolutely not. Bruno Fernandes first and foremost needs to sort himself out, his team out, before looking at referees and their decisions.

“Bruno Fernandes for me shouldn’t be captain of Manchester United, absolutely not, he’s not a leader. That basically sums him up.

“It’s about taking responsibility as a captain and the bottom line is, the first two performances of the season for Manchester United they have looked like a testimonial team.

“They’re like a team that’s still stuck in pre-season and he needs to turn up and show better leadership qualities – not blaming referees.”