Bruno Fernandes showed his frustration at half-time of the Europa League final, venting his feelings towards the match officials.
Manchester United lost Wednesday’s Europa League final against Villarreal on penalties after extra-time, but the Spanish side opened the scoring in Gdansk and were hoping to protect their 1-0 lead thanks to Gerard Moreno’s goal which had them ahead at the break.
After Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had completed his team talk at the interval, footage captured United’s players waiting to start the second half in the tunnel and that video has now emerged, showing that Fernandes wasn’t happy with Villarreal’s Juan Foyth.
“The number eight [Foyth] goes twice, just for the nose down,” Fernandes said to the match officials, looking visibly frustrated.
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“One time he stays down one minute. After again and then after the goal. You wait one time for VAR, for three minutes?”
As United made their way back out of the tunnel for the second half, Fred attempted to offer some encouragement to his teammates.
“Let’s go guys, let’s go guys. Come on. Scotty (McTominay), second ball, be careful,” Fred said.
“Rashy, come on mate,” is also overheard in the background as United renter the field.