Boring Bruno Fernandes, Man United set to make bid for ‘Wayne Rooney 2.0’ as replacement

According to reports, Manchester United and Chelsea are both trying to stҽal Daichi Kamada away from Borussia Dortmund this summer. The midfielder for Eintracht Frankfurt is out of contract in July, making him a free agent target for teams in the Premier League. When United manager Erik ten Hag was looking for cheap attacking reinforcements in January, he reportedly asked about Kamada’s availability.

Kamada extended his stay in Germany into the winter transfer window since he was unable to get a transfer to a club in England.

As the 26-year-contract old’s with Frankfurt enters its final four months, it appears inevitable that he will leave the club as a free agent at the end of the season.

In addition, the Mail reports that he has a verbal contract with Borussia Dortmund, one of his team’s rivals in the Bundesliga.

Yet, a number of teams, including United and Chelsea, are reportedly making strong efforts to sway his decision in favor of a move to the Premier League. United’s persistence in courting him suggests that Ten Hag wants to add depth to his offҽnsive midfield options in England. Kamada is versatile enough to play multiple positions, including wing, where Bruno Fernandes has seen significant time this season.

There have been rᴜmors that United officials and players are becoming “irritated” with Fernandes’ constant diving and whining on the field, which might put his position in jeopardy.

Martin Keown said after United’s 7–0 loss to Liverpool on Sunday that Ten Hag should cut ties with the 28-year-old if he doesn’t modify his ways if the club want to regain its former glory.

Speaking to talkSPORT, he said, “I think I would have to explain to him,’stop pretending ailments, stop searching for advantages. The tide is turning against us. As a bystander, you can learn a lot about how the players feel by observing their reactions. Not like rugby union or rugby league, anyway. I think it would be fine to sαy that [to a captain].

“There’s a big contrast there. Roy Keane is probably keeping tabs on it, because Fernandos’s behavior is the polar opposite of what Roy Keane was like.

It’s frustrating, but is that today’s standard-issue player? He’s not perfect, but Ten Hag should try to improve him, and if he can’t, he should be let go.

While the Portuguese playmaker rҽmains an important cog for Ten Hag, Kamada is more likely to serve as competition for Fernandes than as a successor.

Marcus Rashford refutes claims that team threw in the towel against Liverpool

Marcus Rashford has finally addressed the media following Manchester United’s devastating loss to Liverpool at Anfield over the weekend.

Rashford was questioned about United’s humiliating setback and their ambitions to rapidly recover from it before their Europa League match against Real Betis.

Even though United won by a resounding margin on Sunday, Rashford thinks things might have been different if they had scored during the first half.

That could have been a whole different game if we had made some adjustments at halftime. I could have made it 1-0, but I fluffed my lines. Rashford said that his team’s failure to capitalize on scoring opportunities contributed to their loss.

Rashford strongly denied that United players had given up when the result seemed hopeless and emphasized the team’s determination to recover.

We didn’t give up; that’s hogwash. Unfortunately, our lack of organization and poor lines of communication led to a disαstrous outcome.

We discussed the situation, but couldn’t come to a decision. We have no choice except to reflect on the experience and then proceed. We can now put this in the past,” he remarked.

United’s Bruno Fernandes, who captained the team on Sunday, has taken some heat for the team’s performance and, more specifically, his leadership.

Rashford defended his teammate vehemently, calling Fernandes the ideal teammate and complimenting his leadership skills.

The time I spend with Bruno in playtime is always enjoyable. He’s the best kind of teammate to have. Even when he wasn’t the captain, he still led us well. Not that I can think of any nҽgative things to sαy about Bruno. Sαying, “I’m totally behind him and I support him,” he meant it.

There is no time for United to wallow in self-pity after Sunday’s humiliating loss; they have four games before the international break, any one of which might prove to be season-defining.

This coming Sunday, following the Real Betis game on Thursday, Southampton will travel to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United in the Premier League. Later, in the FA Cup quarterfinals, United will face Fulham before heading to Spain for the second leg of their European encounter.

Erik ten Hag will be hoping his players can rest quickly, for what could still prove to be a very productive end to the campaign, in his maiden season as United boss.