MANCHESTER UNITED’S humiliating loss to Brighton was laid bare just before the final whistle.
That’s after fans spotted Bruno Fernandes playing as a CENTRE BACK.
ReutersMan Utd fans were left shocked by Bruno Fernandes’ new position against Brighton[/caption]
Twitter @TheEuropeanLadFernandes ended the 3-1 defeat playing as a centre-back[/caption]
Goals from Danny Welbeck, Pascal Gross and Joao Pedro left United with a third defeat in four matches.
The result was made worse by Rasmus Hojlund’s equaliser for 1-1 being ruled out by VAR.
And fans let their feelings be known when the Dane was subbed off by Erik ten Hag during the second half, booing the decision loudly.
However, some supporters believe the worst part of United’s loss came near the end of the game as Ten Hag deployed a bizarre tactical tweak.
Captain Fernandes spent most of the match operating in an advanced position.
He would occasionally drop deep into half-spaces when United tried playing out from the back.
But with time running out on the Red Devils’ hopes, Fernandes was eventually spotted operating as a centre-back.
Lisandro Martinez was hooked late on as Ten Hag threw on forwards Alejandro Garnacho and Facundo Pellistri.
It saw Fernandes drop back alongside Victor Lindelof, with the Portuguese No10 trying to find the perfect pass from deep.
However, his efforts were all in vain.
And fans reacted to the bizarre tactical tweak on social media.
One said: “Bruno Fernandes, our most creative player playing as right centre back… state of this club right now.”
Another declared: “He lost me when he subbed Hojlund off and played Bruno at centre-back!”
One noted: “Bruno Fernandes was playing centre-back. I’m tired.”
Another added: “Rangnick made some crazy decisions but have any been as bad as Maguire up top and Bruno centre-back?”