Man Utd stars ‘irritated’ by Fernandes as club decides captain rivals

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Bruno Fernandes reportedly faces a snub as Manchester United’s next captain as his antics in Sunday’s collapse against Liverpool ‘irritated’ his team-mates. Concerns over the Portuguese midfielder’s credentials as Harry Maguire’s permanent successor are said to have peaked at Anfield.

Fernandes has garnered heavy criticism for his performance in the 7-0 drubbing, United’s joint-worst defeat in their history.

According to the Mail, reservations about Fernandes’ suitability to replace Maguire as captain pre-dated the nightmare trip to Merseyside.

Maguire, who has spent most of this season on the bench, is expected to leave United this summer, and the 28-year-old has served as his deputy.

However, the report claims his tendency to whinge and perform theatricals are not seen as how a United captain should behave.

It’s said that many figures at the club, including players, grew irritated by his antics against Liverpool.

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