The Manchester United pair were caught on camera shouting at each other following Luuk de Jong’s winner in the semi-finals in Cologne, with Lindelof appeared to be telling Fernandes ‘f*** you’ followed by ‘Filho da Puta’ in Portuguese to his midfield team-mate – which translates as ‘son of a b****’.
United crashed out, losing 2-1, and now Portuguese midfielder Fernandes elaborated on the aftermath and his close relationship with Swedish defender Lindelof.
Bruno Fernandes and Victor Lindelof had a huge row on the pitch after Sevilla’s match-winner
Fernandes played down the row and now adds that his relationship with Lindelof is good
‘He is one of the people with whom I have the best relationship in the club, also because he speaks Portuguese, and as everyone saw he speaks well,’ Fernandes told Portuguese outlet A Bola.
‘Those were obviously the first words he learned in Portugal, it is always what we teach them.
‘But it was a game situation that none took to heart. It ended and we went directly to our countries, he to Sweden and I to Portugal.
‘At the farewell we hugged, we leaned our heads and didn’t even need to talk to each other.
Lindelof reportedly told midfielder Fernandes he was a ‘son of a b****’ in Portuguese
‘We stayed there for those two seconds hugging and we realised what we wanted to say to each other.’
Straight after the match, Fernandes played down the incident: ‘It is normal when you concede a goal, everyone was mad.
‘It was not about me or Victor, what happened is nothing. It was normal, it is about looking out for each other. It will happen in a lot more teams too.’