Man Uniteds Fernandes Guardiola didnt deserve my respect in derby

Monday, 16 Mar, 2020

The Nigerian forward joined the Red Devils on the deadline day of the January transfer and has moved on to cement himself as one of the instrumental figures of the club this season.

The fate of this marriage between United and Pogba is now constantly being questioned, but Ole Solskjaer negates these rumours of a departure.

"The decision was easy because when I had the chance to come, I didn't think twice", he told Sky Sports. I have respect for Pep and what he has won and what's he done for football.

"Before I came here I knew Manchester United were looking at him and I was hoping they would get him because he is a good player and I knew he was going to change the dynamic of the team".

Bruno Fernandes is happy to have aided Manchester United's upturn in form but believes the team could have been equally successful without him.

He continued: "For me, it doesn't matter what happens on the pitch, now we're out of it and it's past".

Fernandes has registered three goals and four assists for the 20-time English champions, with the latest of his assists leading to a spectacular Ighalo goal in the 5-0 drubbing of LASK in the Europa League.

Ighalo played with Fernandes during their brief stint together at Italian side Udinese back in 2013. "It's hard to explain but think I need to look at the details to be better".

"And when you think "today I didn't play really well so I need to watch everything and see where I did my mistakes". I think when you have a past in football, you understand these things more than when you don't have [a past]. Everyone has a different mould to play, maybe I take more risks, maybe other players don't take as many, maybe I shoot more, some players pass more, some of the players make more tackles, everyone is different in a club.

"I think when I arrived here, the coach was really important but more than the coach was my team-mates because when you have the confidence of your team-mates, it's much better and easier for you".