Bruno Fernandes responds to Gabby Agbonlahor’s Manchester United ‘worst teammate’ criticism after Jurgen Klopp said he nearly phoned talkSPORT to challenge Aston Villa legend August 20, 2022 – Posted in: Soccer
Bruno Fernandes is the latest Premier League superstar to address Gabby Agbonlahor’s comments on Manchester United.
Klopp – whose Liverpool side face United on Monday – said he was stunned to hear Gabby’s stinging verdict, having branded Erik ten Hag’s team a ‘shambles’.
The German said of United’s defeat to Brentford: “I drove home, watched the first half here [at the Liverpool training ground], drove home and listened to talkSPORT.
“And Gabby… he lost against us 6-0 in my first year. I couldn’t remember him as a ‘mentality monster’ on the pitch.
“But what he said about United on that show, I was close to calling in and telling him, ‘You have forgotten completely that you have been a player’. It was unbelievable.”
And Klopp isn’t the only person to take exception to Agbonlahor’s comment about United, with Red Devils midfielder Fernandes also responding.
When criticising United’s display at Brentford – their second loss in as many Premier League games – Gabby singled out Fernandes for criticism.
He said on the GameDay Phone In: “Fernandes gets away with murder. Did you see Fernandes do anything? It’s easy to say Maguire, Ronaldo, Rashford, Sancho.
“Even when he gives you the ball, he blames you. This is the type of player, Bruno Fernandes. He is the worst possible teammate.”
When asked about Agbonlahor’s remarks, Fernandes told ELEVEN: “It’s honestly not something that worries me too much. He’s never played with me, he doesn’t know how I am.
“Just yesterday I told my wife, who spoke to me about this interview and I said, ‘You know what calms me down?’
“Just two days ago a person called Juan Mata, world champion, European champion, winner of the Champions League, all in England, said to me: ‘You were the best people I’ve met in football, continue like that, being yourself, with that honesty, this ability to work’.
“If someone says that… you know how I am. Boring, because I demand it, but because I am demanding with myself and I also demand it from others.”