Erstwhile Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane has advised his former club to strip Bruno Fernandes of the clubs captaincy.
Fernandes was named Uniteds captain at the start of the current campaign.
Keane however stated that the Portuguese is not fit for the role.
Today having watched him again I would take the captaincy off him 100 per cent. I know its a big decision, obviously they changed the captaincy with Maguire, but Fernandes is not captain material, Keane told Sky Sports News after the Red Devils 3-0 defeat to Manchester City on Sunday.
He is a talented player no doubt about it. But what I saw today weve discussed many times before, it was last season at Liverpool his whinging, his moaning and throwing his arms up in the air constantly.
It really isnt acceptable. From what we saw today, Im thinking I would take that off him. You have to start somewhere. We were talking about where do you start [fixing the problems] the manager, board level.
I would start with that because the manager is capable of doing that. Fernandes is a brilliant footballer but in terms of captain material he is the opposite to what I would want in a captain.
Since joining the Red Devils from Sporting in 2020, Fernandes has scored 66 goals and set up 57 more in 198 appearances, and he was named the clubs Player of the Year in his first two seasons.
Man Uniteds fifth Premier League defeat of the season leaves them eighth in the table, and Ten Hags side will seek to bounce back in Wednesdays EFL Cup fourth-round clash with Newcastle United.
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