Arsenal legend Ian Wright has claimed that Bruno Fernandes “seems to be getting more and more frustrated” with his Manchester United team-mates.
Fernandes has had a major impact at United since joining the club in January 2020 from Sporting Lisbon, netting 34 goals and providing 21 assists in 59 appearances in all competitions.
Speaking on his Wrighty’s House Podcast, Wright said: “I look at Bruno Fernandes and he just seems to be getting more and more frustrated with people when I’m watching him.
“I don’t want people to take this wrong and say, ‘Oh, Wrighty’s digging him out’. I’m not digging him out.
“I just look at leaders like him, he’s obviously the leader of Manchester United, it’s blatantly obvious to see.
“Dennis [Bergkamp] was the leader for us [ Arsenal ] on the pitch and I never saw him get frustrated with individuals to the point where he was turning and doing that thing because it’s so demoralising for you.
“He [Fernandes] looks like a perfectionist, if everything is not bang on perfect he seems to be upset.”
United winger Daniel James recently spoke about the influence Fernandes has had on the dressing room.
“It just is what you see on the TV,” James told the club’s official website. “Bruno has been unbelievable since he’s come in and not just on the pitch, but off the pitch as well.
“He’s a real character and he’s brought a lot to the changing room. You can see he’s brought a lot to the pitch.
“We do speak a lot because I need to be on the same wavelength as him and, if I can know what he’s going to do before he does it, then it’s going to help both of us.
“I think in a game, there are times when he’s not even looked at you and you know that he’s seen your first five [yard runs].
“I’ve seen so many of those balls this season. It’s just great to play with him and, hopefully, I can keep having a great connection with him.”