Bruno Fernandes explains why he shushed Pep Guardiola after the Manchester Derby last weekend at the Old Trafford.
Pep Guardiola had never lost a Premier League match at the Old Trafford since his appointment as Manchester City’s boss. That record took a beating last weekend when Manchester United triumphed 2-0 to seal a double over the Spaniard this season.
One of the defining moments of the encounter was Bruno Fernandes telling Pep Guardiola to pipe it down following a verbal altercation after the match.
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It was that very instance that has endeared him further to the United faithful. However, the Portuguese midfielder insists it is not something he would do again, but admits he has no regrets after he claims he was shown a lack of respect by the City manager.
Bruno Fernandes explains why he shushed Pep Guardiola
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“I talked about this with some friends and some people think ‘Pep won everything, who is Bruno to diss him?’, but I think it is about respect,” Fernandes told Sky Sports.
“Now, I think outside of the pitch I don’t do this again if I am on the pitch now. But, at that moment the words he told me made me mad, and on the pitch I am a little bit nervous, it is the kind of player I am.
“I have respect for Pep and what he won, and what he did for football because he changed some mentalities in football.
“But, at that moment he didn’t deserve my respect at that moment on the pitch.”
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