Journalist Daniel Storey has slated Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes for his performance in the draw against Liverpool.
In the latest round of Premier League fixtures, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Red Devils travelled to Anfield and were held to a stalemate by the Reds (per BBC).
United were deployed in a 4-2-3-1 starting formation against Jurgen Klopp’s outfit, with Fernandes featuring in the classic 10 role before being replaced by Mason Greenwood shortly before full-time.
For his performance in Merseyside, the Portuguese attacking midfielder was awarded an unimpressive 4/10 match rating in the Manchester Evening News’ player ratings.
During the latest episode of The Totally Football Show, Storey went as far as to claim that Fernandes was the worst player for the Red Devils on the day. (11:48)
He said: “I thought Bruno was Manchester United’s worst player. He completed seven passes in the first half, he didn’t really do much more in the second half.
“He had that free-kick but he’s always produced from set-pieces, in open play I don’t think he really did anything.
“More broadly, I do think Solskjaer should, or will, regret not going more attacking, if not in team selection then at least in style.
“They haven’t scored, I think, in their last four games against ‘big six’ teams now and maybe he thinks they can win the league by beating everyone else.”
TIF Thoughts on what Daniel Storey said about Bruno Fernandes…
As can be seen in what the reporter had to say, he believed that the 26-year-old midfielder was the Manchester club’s worst player at Anfield.
Was the game against Liverpool just a blip for Bruno Fernandes?
Yes, he's still world class
No, not just a blip
In the league so far this season, Fernandes has made an average of three key passes, 54.4 total passes and had an average passing success percentage of 75.6% per game (per WhoScored).
Against Liverpool, he made only one key pass, 33 total passes and had a shocking passing success percentage of 60.6%, the third-worst of the players who started the game for United.
So, it is abundantly clear to see that the midfielder was not up to his usual standards against Liverpool.