Fernandes hits back at speculation

English Premier League

Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes has responded to reports claiming he criticised Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's tactics during the loss to Tottenham Hotspur.

The Red Devils suffered an embarrassing 6-1 defeat to Jose Mourinho's charges at Old Trafford just before the international break.

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Fernandes was replaced by Fred at the start of the second half, while there were reports claiming he had a go at Harry Maguire and Solskjaer's tactics during the interval.

"There's been a lot of speculation about that," Fernandes told Sport TV.

"First it was a discussion with teammates; as it did not stick, it was a discussion with only one teammate; as it did not stick, now it is the discussion with Solskjaer.

"I believe it is a way to destabilise the group. What was said is in no way true.

"I was replaced at half-time, it is true, by technical option. The coach told me that the game was almost over and that we would have a lot of games ahead of us. Got it. I was not satisfied but said nothing that could harm the group."

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