Manchester United: Bruno Fernandes hits back at bizarre claims he took a dig at Harry Maguire

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‘People want to make issues around us, but we stick together’: Bruno Fernandes hits back at bizarre claims his jokey Instagram post was a dig at Harry Maguire, as he leaps to the defence of Manchester United captain 

  • Bruno Fernandes posted a picture with defenders Raphael Varane and Eric Bailly 
  • Some suggested that Fernandes was taking a dig at Harry Maguire in the post 
  • The Portuguese star fired back at the comments after United’s 4-2 win at Leeds
  • He has also defended Maguire in what has been a tough season for the defender 


Bruno Fernandes has hit back at claims that he took a dig at Manchester United captain Harry Maguire in a social media post.

Manchester United have had a disappointing season on the pitch, while there has also been talk of rifts in the dressing room. 

On Friday, Fernandes posted a picture where he is seen standing between Raphael Varane and Eric Bailly, in which he captioned: ‘Feeling very safe between these two.’ 

Bruno Fernandes fired back at claims that he took a dig at Harry Maguire in a social media post

Bruno Fernandes fired back at claims that he took a dig at Harry Maguire in a social media post

Fernandes posted this piction with the caption: 'Feeling very safe between these two'

Fernandes posted this piction with the caption: ‘Feeling very safe between these two’

Comments on the post suggested that was Fernandes saying that Varane and Bailly were his first choice centre-back options and that he was hitting out at Maguire.

The England international scored his first goal of the season as he headed in the opener during United’s 4-2 win over Leeds on Sunday.

After the match, Fernandes has hit back at the claims suggesting he was taking a shot at Maguire on social media.

Some took Fernandes' comments as though he was suggesting United weren't safe with Maguire at the back

Some took Fernandes’ comments as though he was suggesting United weren’t safe with Maguire at the back

In his post-match interview, he said:  ‘Honestly, I think people question everything at this club. Every week we have a new story about something.

‘I posted a message on Instagram when I was with Rafa (Varane) and Eric and I said I feel really secure in the middle of these two.

‘Meaning that security like if they are my bodyguard and people was complaining “oh you’re throwing something at Maguire” or whatever.

‘Maguire wasn’t the only defender that that was in the photo – (Victor) Lindelof was not in the photo, Phil Jones was not in the photo.

‘So, people want to complain want to make issues around us but the most important (thing) is we stick together and we do our jobs on the pitch.’

Maguire has often been the main source of criticism for United’s lacklustre displays this season.

Maguire scored his first goal of the league season with a header in United's 4-2 win at Leeds

Maguire scored his first goal of the league season with a header in United’s 4-2 win at Leeds

Fernandes leapt to Maguire's defence after what has been a tough season for the United captain

Fernandes leapt to Maguire’s defence after what has been a tough season for the United captain

The 28-year-old has made some costly mistakes, but Fernandes was keen to point out that United’s disappointing results this season are due to bad team performances than because of any one individual.

He said: ‘Obviously, everyone is happy for H (Maguire) because it’s really tough being in his place in the last period and obviously we all have bad games.

‘If we don’t win it’s not because H is not playing well, or because Bruno is not playing well it’s because the team is not playing well.

‘For us inside the dressing room, it’s not to blame someone but to understand how we can come out of bad situations.’  

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