Former Manchester United loanee Marcel Sabitzer, who spent the second half of last season at Old Trafford, made headlines recently by not mentioning club captain Bruno Fernandes when discussing leading figures in the team.
Sabitzer, who moved to Borussia Dortmund after a permanent deal with Manchester United didn’t materialize, had a positive impact during his loan spell.
Sabitzer expressed his surprise at United’s poor start to the season, their worst in 61 years. He spoke about the team’s struggles and the uncertainty surrounding the ownership situation, noting its impact on the team’s performance.
When asked about Bruno Fernandes’ leadership and captaincy, Sabitzer was critical, stating, “I think he’s a talented player, but what I saw today, we’ve discussed this before, I was at Liverpool last year, his whinging, his moaning, constantly throwing his arms up in the air.
It really isn’t acceptable. It has to start somewhere, and where do you make changes – manager? board level?
It starts with that (the captaincy) because the manager is capable of doing that.
Hold his hands up and say he got it wrong. Fernandes is a great player, but he’s the opposite of what I would want in a captain.”