Bruno Fernandes need to not captain Manchester United all over again adhering to Sunday’s humiliating 7- defeat by Liverpool, says Chris Sutton.
“There are individuals that are far much better competent to be captain,” Sutton claimed.
“Fernandes is not their very best chief. There are a lot more ideal candidates than him, Casemiro staying one.”
Talking on BBC 5 Live’s Monday Night Club, previous Premier League striker Sutton, who also instructed Raphael Varane as one more possibility, added: “I assume he really should hardly ever put on the armband once more for Manchester United.”
Fernandes, 28, has 57 goals and 50 helps in 166 game titles for the club in all competitions, but his physique language at Anfield was known as “disgraceful” by previous United captain Roy Keane, even though yet another former skipper Gary Neville claimed he was “embarrassing at periods”.
He also appeared to drive the referee’s assistant in the 81st moment. No action was taken by the referee at the time and the incident is not currently being investigated by the Soccer Affiliation
BBC Sport has also been instructed he did not check with to be substituted toward the conclusion of the match, right after questions were being questioned about a gesture he manufactured to the bench.
At a single position, when Liverpool’s Stefan Bajcetic went earlier him by the touchline, Fernandes stopped relatively than providing chase to the midfielder.
“That was a standout instant yesterday,” added Sutton.
“However bad United ended up, you simply cannot just let somebody operate absent from you and give up. That’s what the captain of Manchester United did – and that’s a terrible appear.
“I really don’t feel he has any real arguments if he does get stripped of the captaincy,” he added. “I believe Bruno’s days have to be numbered.”
The defeat arrived seven times immediately after Manchester United received the Carabao Cup – their initial trophy since Erik Ten Hag’s arrival as manager previous May possibly.
They are 3rd in the Premier League and have reached the FA Cup quarter-finals, as nicely as the last 16 of the Europa League.
10 Hag, who explained his side’s general performance against rivals Liverpool as “unprofessional”, dropped the in-type Marcus Rashford previously this season after the striker skipped a team meeting, though Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract was terminated by mutual consent in November.
“The way Ten Hag has dealt with Rashford, Ronaldo, it is really a scenario he wants to get a grip of,” added Sutton. “10 Hag has no choice but to let him know who is manager.”
On the United captaincy, football journalist Rory Smith said: “Fernandes is a fighter, he has a acquire at all expenses mentality. To me he seems to be petulant and whiny, but probably to other players they just see that as he is desperate to earn.”
Smith added: “As substantially as Bruno was the most eye-catching shortfall yesterday, I would query what took place to Casemiro and also 10 Hag’s substitutions. There have been more failures yesterday than just Bruno Fernandes.”