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Michael Owen has a theory behind Bruno Fernandes' yellow card against Bournemouth

Michael Owen has a theory behind Bruno Fernandes' yellow card against Bournemouth

Bruno Fernandes was booked during Manchester United’s Premier League clash against Bournemouth

Michael Owen has come up with a theory on Bruno Fernandes’ yellow card for Manchester United against Bournemouth.

On Saturday afternoon, United produced a dismal performance as they fell to a 3-0 defeat against Bournemouth at Old Trafford.

Towards the end of the match, with United 3-0 down, Fernandes was shown a yellow card for arguing with the referee.

As a result, the United captain will miss next weekend’s huge away clash against Liverpool after racking up five yellow cards.

Speaking to Premier League Productions, former Liverpool and United striker Owen said: “I wonder how many yellow cards he’s had for dissent and waving his arms about.

“Possibly you don’t fancy going to Anfield. I wouldn’t at the moment. I’m not sure you’re thinking of the next game when you’re in the thick of playing.”

He added: “He should be responsible, he should be a good ambassador, a leader for the team. We all know referees are clamping down on that and he gets booked an awful lot for a player who hardly puts his foot in and tackles really, he gets booked an awful lot.”


Fernandes was also accused of getting booked on purpose by beIN Sports presenter Richard Keys, who said: “In that last ten minutes, United stopped playing. It could have been four or five. He, I think, knows that next week could be a bad day out for the football club.

“If we're all agreed that if he knew he got booked he would miss the game, then I can't think of any other scenario where I could allow him the room to manoeuvre on that and think 'it was a heated moment'. It wasn’t.”

Keys continued: “I think he knew he gets booked and I think he knew he misses the game. That for me sums him up. He's not a captain, he's not a leader. His position there has been question by proper Manchester United captains, people like Roy Keane, all season long.”

Featured Image Credit: Getty/Premier League Productions

Topics: Manchester United, Bruno Fernandes, Football, Michael Owen