- Bruno Fernandes appeared to have traded words with Pep Guardiola
- The Portuguese put a finger on his lips and exchanged words with the City boss
- The United star says he reacted because the manager disrespected him
Bruno Fernandes had a row with Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola during the Manchester Derby as he appeared telling the City boss to shut-up, Dailymail reports.
The Portuguese star says he was forced to disrespect the former Barcelona manager because he did not respect him.
The duo exchanged words moments before the game which United won 2-0 at home as the frustrated Guardiola threw the ball away when Fernandes approached to get the ball at the touchline.
Fernandes then put his finger to his lips in a 'sssh' gesture which infuriated the manager as they appeared to exchange words.
“At that moment, the words he told me made me mad and on the pitch I'm a little bit nervous. It's the kind of player I am.
“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 said.
Meanwhile, the loss at Old Trafford condemns Guardiola to his seventh defeat of the season as the Red Devils completed a league double over neighbours for the first time in about a decade.
The last time they did that was in the 2009-2010 season when Sir Alex Ferguson was still in charge. Anthony Martial and Scott McTominay scored in each half of the match to give the Red Devils a deserved win at Old Trafford.
The defeat means that Pep Guardiola has now lost the most league games in his managerial career this season more than the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach has ever lost in a season before.
United remain 5th on the Premier League standings with 45 points from 29 matches, and just 3 points from reaching the Champions League spot.
Legit.ng earlier reported that former Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves has praised the performances of Bruno Fernandes since he joined the Old Trafford landlords from Sporting Lisbon.
The 39-year-old has however compared the Portuguese to Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne who is leading the assist chart this season in the Premier League.
Fernandes got the praise from Owen Hargreaves following Manchester United incredible win in the Europa League against LASK where he impressed the fans.
Meanwhile, Odion Ighalo and Juan Mata have been formidable since his January transfer from Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua, cited on Twitter.
Both Man United stars were on target in the 5-0 spanking of Austrian side LASK in their first leg Europa League last 16 match.
The Spanish midfielder said in a post-match interview that he understands football the same way as the former Watford star and Portuguese player Bruno Fernandes.
"We dance sometimes and with Odion who scored a fantastic goal. So it's great to have Bruno and Odion in the team. They have been scoring in every game they played great guys and I'm happy having them on the team," Mata said.