Captain Bruno Fernandes DIRECTS his teammates to applaud the away fans
After Manchester United’s 2-0 loss to Newcastle, Bruno Fernandes had to order his teammates to applaud their fans.
Erik ten Hag’s team put on a flat performance at St James’ Park on Sunday, barely laying a glove on the hosts.
Captain Fernandes and company were a huge disappointment, with only one shot on target against their Champions League rivals.
And it appeared that the players were eager to leave the field without acknowledging the traveling fans.
However, attacking midfielder Fernandes directed several flops to the away end and applaud the United supporters.
After being replaced, defender Lisandro Martinez slammed his hand into the dugout.
Diogo Dalot and Antony, Red Devils teammates, were also seen arguing on the pitch after the final whistle.
Antony, the frustrated winger who had been taken off, appeared angry as he exchanged words with the Portuguese right back.
‘I hate to say it, but they were better today, especially their determination, passion, and desire,’ Ten Hag said after the game. They wanted to win more, so they succeeded.
‘We had our chances, but you have to go for the goal with the determination they did. It was insufficient. We gave them far too many chances. You must be hungry and give your all in every game.
‘Our attacking game was inadequate. I don’t want to concentrate on just one person. It was a team effort.’
The Magpies won 2-0 thanks to goals from Joe Willock and Callum Wilson.
As a result, Eddie Howe’s men leapfrog Manchester United into third place.