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Bruno Fernandes MUST be stripped of the Man Utd captaincy after sinking to Cristiano Ronaldo's level - his behaviour against Liverpool was a disgrace

In times of trouble, a football team looks to its captain for a lift. Some support, a little leadership, a rallying cry. So imagine being a Manchester United player and seeing Bruno Fernandes' behaviour during Sunday's horrifying 7-0 defeat to Liverpool.

Amid the club's worst-ever Premier League result and joint-worst defeat in its history, Fernandes was moaning at everyone, from the officials to his team-mates.

He was constantly waving his arms about, not tracking back when Liverpool were destroying United on the break, and even pushed an assistant referee.

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And worst of all, he appeared to ask to come off when Erik ten Hag instead substituted Marcus Rashford after the sixth Liverpool goal.

When the ship was sinking, Fernandes' priority was to get off, rather than help the team.