Former Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has left an interesting comment under Bruno Fernandes’ latest Instagram post – and it could well be a cryptic dig at Roy Keane.
Fernandes, who has been widely criticised for his leadership style of late, netted a 91st minute winner for Erik ten Hag’s side in their Premier League clash against Fulham.
His effort comes just days after Roy Keane called for the 29-year-old midfielder to be stripped of the captaincy following United’s 3-0 defeat in the Manchester derby.
“The first thing I would do – I have to tell you, watching him again – I would definitely take the captaincy off him. 100 per cent,” Keane said.
“I know it’s a big decision. Obviously, they changed the captaincy with Maguire [but] Fernandes is not captain material.”
Sky pundit Jamie Carragher agreed with Keane and said he “should not be a captain” but Fernandes somewhat proved his doubters wrong against Fulham.
After the full-time whistle on Saturday, Fernandes took to Instagram to celebrate United securing all three points.
And an hour later, his former teammate David de Gea decided to leave a very telling comment on the post. He wrote: “You are not the right captain” followed by a Zipper-Mouth emoji.
His sarcastic remark certainly picked up plenty of reaction on social media.
De Gea taking a dig at Roy Keane under Bruno’s instagram post 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/DYTQdxn0hq
— george (@StokeyyG2) November 4, 2023
United manager Erik ten Hag hit back at Bruno Fernandes’ critics after his Player of the Match performance at Craven Cottage.
When asked to give his opinion on those who have questioned Fernandes’ captaincy credentials, Ten Hag toldTNT Sportsafter the full-time whistle: “I don’t understand it.
“So everyone has their mistakes and no-one is perfect. But he is doing a lot of things very good. He shows every time as a captain that he is an example.
“As you saw today, how he is working, how he is pressing and then in the end he scores the goal. So he’s massively important for us.”
Fernandes also commented on his performance, saying: “With the goal you could see the belief of everyone, fighting for that ball. Everyone was fighting and at the end I could get the shot for the goal and the three points.
“It’s really important, we know the position we are in. We need to get results, it was massively important for us to get the three points today.
“We need to get points to start building something, we have to start somewhere because we’ve got big games coming.”