In the closing stages of the Manchester derby, ANTONY and Bruno Fernandes lost their minds.
United were humiliated 3-0 by the defending Premier League winners at Old Trafford on Sunday.
Antony tried to deliberately foul Jeremy Doku in the closing stages of the Manchester derby
Doku didn’t take kindly to the premeditated foul and wagged his finger in Antony’s face
Hothead Antony angrily slapped the Belgian’s finger out of his face
Neville was far from impressed with Antony’s actions
The Red Devils were plainly irritated in the latter phases of the game, especially Anthony and Fernandes.
After being skinned by the Belgian, Antony tried to KICK Jeremy Doku on purpose in the second-half stoppage.
Doku anticipated the attempted hack and jumped over the feeble attempt at a challenge.
Antony’s actions irritated the 21-year-old, who wiggled his finger in his face.
Antony reacted aggressively when confronted, slapping Doku’s hand out of his face repeatedly.
He miraculously avoided a red card, with referee Paul Tierney ruling that it was simply a yellow card.
Gary Neville, a former Manchester United defender turned Sky Sports pundit, was perplexed, adding, “That’s absolutely ridiculous, that’s a sending-off.”
“This is completely ridiculous from Antony.” It’s humiliating.”
Just minutes later, after being skinned, United skipper Fernandes tried to take his frustrations out on Doku.
After appealing to the umpire after a blatant foul on Phil Foden, Fernandes demonstrated his own petulance by swiping at Doku.
Erling Haaland’s brace and Foden’s 80th-minute goal condemned United to their FIFTH league defeat of the season.
And club veteran Roy Keane is concerned about his old club’s future under Erik ten Hag’s leadership.
Bruno Fernandes showed his petulance after fouling Phil Foden
Fernandes was reprimanded by the referee
“They’re just toying with United now, they’re on a different level,” he remarked.
“It’s almost humiliating, but not quite. But I have sympathy for the Manchester United players.
“But listen, they’re lacking in every way.
“Technically, tactically, and, most concerning to me, physically, United appear to be out of sync.”
“Credit to City; they’re a fantastic team.”
“United… where do you begin and where do you end, a long way back?” “A long time ago.”