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Roy Keane calls for Bruno Fernandes to be STRIPPED of Man Utd captaincy after derby performance

Roy Keane calls for Bruno Fernandes to be STRIPPED of Man Utd captaincy after derby performance

He was not happy.

Roy Keane insisted that Bruno Fernandes should be stripped of the Manchester United captaincy after the club’s derby defeat.

Erling Haaland struck twice and Phil Foden tapped in from close range to give Manchester City a dominant derby victory at United.

The 3-0 win takes City up to third, two points adrift of Premier League leaders Tottenham, while United are languishing in eighth.

And after the game, both Jamie Carragher and former United captain Keane insisted Fernandes was not a good choice of captain at Old Trafford.

Speaking on Fernandes, who took over the armband from Harry Maguire in the summer, Carragher said on Sky Sports: “A big decision Erik ten Hag has made is who he has made captain.

“Bruno Fernandes should not be a captain - we’re sat here with two Manchester United captains [Keane and Gary Neville].”

Keane interjected and said: “The first thing I would do - I have to tell you, watching him again - I would definitely take the captaincy off him. 100 per cent.

“I know it’s a big decision. Obviously, they changed the captaincy with Maguire [but] Fernandes is not captain material.

“I think he’s a talented player, no doubt about it, but what we saw today with him again - I know we’ve discussed this many times before, it was at Liverpool last year - is his winging, his moaning, his throwing his arms up in the air constantly.

“It really isn’t acceptable. After what we saw today I’m thinking I would take that off him.

“You have to start somewhere. You’re thinking, ‘Where do you make changes’. You’re talking board level, managers… I would start with that because the manager is capable of doing that.

“And [he can] hold his hands up and say, ‘Okay, I got it wrong’.

“Fernandes is a brilliant footballer, but in terms of captain material, he’s the opposite of what I would want in a captain.”

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Topics: Football, Manchester United, Erik Ten Hag, Manchester City, Bruno Fernandes, Roy Keane