Bruno Fernandes says his confrontation with Lindelof during Sevilla defeat is normal

Bruno Fernandes says his confrontation with Lindelof during Sevilla defeat is normal

- Bruno Fernandes and Victor Lindelof had a bitter exchange as Sevilla dumped Man United out of Europa League

- United conceded late in the match after Luuk de Jong tapped home unchallenged, with Lindelof largely responsible for the goal

- However, the Swedish defender was in no mood to accept blame as Fernandes confronted him for his laxity

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Bruno Fernandes has downplayed his on-field row with Victor Lindelof during Man United's defeat against Sevilla.

Tension was high during the highly contested match that saw United concede 12 minutes before stoppage time to bow out of the Europa League.

The Red Devils enjoyed a bright start during the Sunday, August 16, semi-final clash, with Fernandes slotting home the opener from the penalty spot after Marcus Rashford was brought down.

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However, Sevilla staged a comeback minutes later, with Suso netting the equaliser midway the first half.

United would have themselves to blame for failing to put the game to bed after the restart as they squandered a number of golden chances.

The side went on to be punished in the 78th minute as Luuk de Jong who was unmarked tapped home from close range to score Sevilla's winner.

The goal left Fernandes fuming and confronted Lindelof who was largely to blame for the strike. But the Swedish defender appeared to be in no mood to accept responsibility as the pair yelled at each other.

Bruno Fernandes says his confrontation with Lindelof during Sevilla defeat is normal

Bruno Fernandes was left dejected as Man United crashed out of Europa League. Photo: Getty Images.
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And when asked about the row, Fernandes said it is "normal" and part of the game, insisting they will put it behind and focus ahead.

"I think it’s normal, you know, when you [concede] a goal in the last [minutes]. We have 10 minutes after to score again. Everyone was mad, you know. It’s not about me or Victor, it’s about every team," the Portuguese playmaker told BT Sport.

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"What happened between me and Victor is nothing. It’s normal, it’s football, it happens. It’s looking for each other, you know. There will be many more times these things happen in other teams and everything," he added.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Paul Scholes believes Victor Lindelof should be replaced from the first team following the side's disappointing defeat to Sevilla in the Europa League.

Lindelof was largely responsible for Sevilla's second goal and ultimate winner as the La Liga side dumped United out of the European tournament.

The Julen Lopetegui-tutored outfit staged a dramatic comeback to win on Sunday night, August 16, in Cologne to book a place in the Europa finals.

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