Bruno Fernandes admits regret over his touchline spat with Pep Guardiola


Bruno Fernandes has reflected on his touchline spat with Pep Guardiola during the Manchester derby.

The midfielder clashed with the Manchester City boss in the second half when the two sides met in the Manchester derby on March 8, a game which the Red Devils secured a 2-0 win in. Fernandes was seen raising his finger to his lips to motion the City boss to ‘shush’ as he was making his feelings felt on the sidelines, and unsurprisingly the clip seen in the video below went viral.

Speaking shortly after the incident, Fernandes defended the action by expressing his belief that the City coach didn’t respect him at that moment so did not deserve any respect back.

“I have respect for Pep and what he wins and what he did for football, because he changed some mentalities in football. But I think in that moment, he didn’t respect me, so he didn’t deserve my respect at that moment on the pitch, Fernandes told Sky Sports.

However, after thinking more about the incident the player has settled on what would have been a better way to act at the time. The Portuguese internationaln has now revealed that he regrets that particular incident.

“As everything in life, nothing is defined by what a person has or had and won,” said Fernandes, as quoted by the Mirror. “I condemn myself because the best response would have been to remain silent and he would have been left to speak alone.”

It was a gesture that perhaps made Fernandes even more popular with United fans as he didn’t back down, but clearly it’s not something that the 25-year-old wish he had done now looking back at the minor incident.

The Portuguese international arrived at Old Trafford in January, costing the Red Devils £62million with potential add-ons. He is certainly making himself a hero with the United faithful in the right way too though, as he’s already bagged three goals and four assists in just nine appearances which has coincided with an upturn in form for the Red Devils..

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