Even before the start of the World Cup, the distance between Bruno Fernandes and Cristiano Ronaldo is being discussed.
At that time both were playing in Manchester United. Yet some detected signs of a cooling relationship the moment the two met at Portugal’s World Cup camp. Even though that talk has died down, many people have gathered around a recent comment of Bruno.
The United midfielder did not like this. Said that no one should use his name to attack Ronaldo. United beat City 2-1 in the Manchester derby on Saturday. After falling behind early on, Bruno equalized for United before Marcus Rashford scored the winner. After the win, Bruno said of the secret to United’s recent success, “Even a few days ago we played as a team in some games and the rest we were seen playing for ourselves. But right now we are playing as a team. The result of which we are getting.
28-year-old Bruno’s comments, many found a hint of Ronaldo. The 37-year-old Portuguese star’s game revolved around him at United. That’s why Ronaldo was criticized for playing ‘one-centered’. Before the World Cup, Ronaldo gave an explosive interview criticizing coach Erik ten Haag, the club’s top officials and the owners, which led to him leaving the club by mutual consent before the World Cup.
Bruno is one of the beneficiaries of Ronaldo’s departure from Old Trafford. Now hearing his words of ‘playing as a team’, many people have combined ‘two by two by four’. Bruno’s comments on social media have been termed as a jab at Ronaldo.
However, Bruno said nothing was said against the five-time Ballon d’Or winner. In an Instagram post, he wrote, ‘I know it’s hard to watch Manchester United play well. But I have nothing but good things to say in front of the media. Don’t use my name to attack Cristiano. Cristiano was in my team for half a season. I have said in many interviews, if we can become a team like Liverpool, the results will come.