Roy Keane and Ian Wright involved in heated clash over Man Utd star - 'He's won nothing in his career'

Roy Keane and Ian Wright involved in heated clash over Man Utd star - 'He's won nothing in his career'

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Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 25/04/2024

- 11:26

The Red Devils have endured a miserable season

Roy Keane and Ian Wright have clashed while discussing Bruno Fernandes, with the former saying the Manchester United star has won 'nothing' in his career.

Fernandes played a key role on Sunday as the Red Devils beat Coventry to reach the final of the FA Cup, surviving a big scare in the process.

He impressed on Wednesday night, too, scoring twice while providing an assist for Rasmus Hojlund in his side's 4-2 win over Sheffield United.

But Fernandes is yet to win round Keane, who was critical of the Portugal international after the Coventry win at the weekend.

Roy Keane Ian Wright

Roy Keane and Ian Wright have clashed while discussing Man Utd star Bruno Fernandes


Now, on the latest episode of the Stick to Football podcast, Keane has continued to take aim at the 29-year-old.

Wright started by defending Fernandes, saying: "I think Bruno is a winner.

"He's frustrated. Whatever we say, he has his faults where he waves his arms up but he's the kind of player that is trying (to change things)."

Yet Keane was having none of it, with the former United star interjecting by saying: "He's won nothing in his career, he's 29 years of age.

"What has he won in his career?"

Wright then responded by saying: "(I appreciate) he's won nothing.

"But, irrespective of wanting to be a winner, his standards are high.

"If you take Bruno out of Man United we're talking about players who haven't improved.

"If he's not doing what he's doing United are nowhere near where they are."

And Wright then proceeded to defend Fernandes for his questionable body language, with the United star sometimes showing signs of frustration.

"He's frustrated, he probably sees it in training every day, people not up to the standards of what he's looking for and it spills over into a Saturday," he said.

"Because he (still) brings 'it' when we say about his histrionics, he brings it.

"If Man United are saved in a game it's probably him who's going to do it. He's got every right to be upset with them because they should be doing better."

Keane, however, isn't sure Fernandes is the right captain for United.

"I think he is a talented boy, but does he help people out and does he make others around him better?" he said.


Man Utd Bruno Fernandes

Man Utd star Bruno Fernandes has recently returned to form for the Red Devils


"The answer is 100 per cent no. He does like to dig them out, which is fine, but you've also got to drag the others along.

"Would you like to be in that United dressing room today with these guys going... 'not sure about him, I think he's OK when we're winning but we're not going to be winning every time'.

"How do you stop that momentum and flex your muscles in games? That's what I want.

"We talk about talented players but sometimes it's about personalities in big games and getting you over the line in big games."

Wright responded by saying Fernandes 'saves the club' with the way he plays.

Roy Keane

Roy Keane has claimed Bruno Fernandes has 'won nothing' with the Man Utd legend strong in his criticism


But Keane snapped back by saying: "Saves the club? Look, he's won nothing in his career. He's won nothing in his career. Look at his CV. if he's one of your best players there's a responsibility."

While Keane claims Fernandes has won nothing, that's not accurate.

He won three trophies while strutting his stuff for Sporting Lisbon.

And Fernandes won his first piece of silverware at United last season, with the club scooping the Carabao Cup with a 2-0 victory over Newcastle.

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