Michael Owen aims dig at Bruno Fernandes after Man Utd humiliated by Bournemouth
Posted by  badge Boss on Dec 10, 2023 - 11:55AM
Michael Owen was critical of Bruno Fernandes’ disciplinary record after Manchester United’s defeat against Bournemouth (PLP)

Michael Owen slammed ’ lack of discipline following ’s humiliating home defeat against .

Having appeared to have turned the corner with their best performance of the season against in midweek, Erik ten Hag’s side were firmly put back in their place by the Cherries.

United’s misery was compounded late on when Fernandes was booked for dissent, collected his fifth yellow card of the season and will miss next weekend’s showdown at Anfield against Liverpool as a result.

The club captain was, perhaps, fortunate to escape further punishment for a rash challenge on Adam Smith and former United midfielder Own Hargreaves conceded he was fortunate not to be given his marching orders.

‘We saw Ayew sent off for less earlier,’ said Hargreaves, referencing the Crystal Palace forward’s dismissal against Liverpool earlier on Saturday.

Bruno Fernandes will miss next weekend’s game between Manchester United and Liverpool (Picture: Getty)

‘Thing is if you’re club captain you can’t get sent off for dissent with Liverpool on the weekend you just can’t.’

Owen, meanwhile, quipped that Fernandes wouldn’t have fancied a trip to Anfield given the Reds’ rampant form which has taken them to the top of the table.

‘I wonder how many yellow cards he’s had for dissent and waving his arms about,’ he said.

‘Possibly you don’t fancy going to Anfield. I wouldn’t at the moment. I’m not sure you’re thinking of the next game when you’re in the thick of playing.

‘He should be responsible, he should be a good ambassador, a leader for the team.

‘We all know referees are clamping down on that and he gets booked an awful lot for a player who hardly puts his foot in and tackles really he gets booked an awful lot.’

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