Man Utd players ‘irritated’ by Bruno Fernandes after 7-0 defeat at Liverpool

Manchester United players are “irritated” at Bruno Fernandes, with his dream of becoming the next permanent captain looking set to be over.

Fernandes’ behaviour during their 7-0 defeat at Liverpool on Sunday has been roundly criticized by fans and pundits.

The Portugal playmaker spent most of the second half making petulant challenges, arguing with officials and losing possession.

According to the Daily Mail, Fernandes has even upset his United team-mates, who have been left frustrated by his antics.

The midfielder has worn the armband for most the season with Harry Maguire out of favour.

Maguire looks set to leave Old Trafford in the summer, which means Erik ten Hag might have to appoint a new permanent captain.

Fernandes would have been one of the top contenders, but there are now “reservations inside the United camp” if the player has the “right attributes” for the role.