Bruno Fernandes ushered away by Fred as Man Utd star remonstrates with fans

Bruno Fernandes seemed to call for Manchester United supporters to stop booing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his team despite their dismal Premier League defeat at the hands of Watford.

The Portugal midfielder and his team-mates are woefully out of form in the league, winning just one of their last seven domestic outings on a run that has included five defeats.

After their embarrassing 4-1 loss at Vicarage Road, United players including goalscorer Donny van de Beek and Jadon Sancho approached the away support to clap and apologise.

With Solskjaer taking the lead in clapping the fans with his job on the line, Fernandes reacted angrily to complaints about the manager, pointing at himself and his team-mates.

With Fernandes then being led away by Fred, it appears as though he is keen for the players to get the blame and not their manager, suggesting that the team want Solskjaer to stay.

United now sit 12 points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea despite bringing Cristiano Ronaldo back to the club, and could go five points behind the top four by Saturday evening.

Joshua King gave the Hornets the lead following two David de Gea penalty saves, one of which was a retaken effort from Ismaila Sarr's miss.

Sarr then redeemed himself to make it 2-0, with Van de Beek getting one back after coming on at the break before Harry Maguire received two yellow cards.

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Joao Pedro slotted through De Gea's legs for a third, with Emmanuel Dennis grabbing a fourth to add to the embarrassment.

Solskjaer had said before the game: "We've corrected a few things, put some things right. I'm sure we'll see a reaction and a good performance tomorrow against Watford."

Earlier this month, Daily Star Sport reported that United were growing increasingly confident of being able to make Brendan Rodgers as their next manager.

Earlier in the day, Rio Ferdinand doubled down on his view that changes need to be made at his former club should they get back in the hunt for major silverware.

"We're all quick to talk about players, [saying] players should be out the window, should never wear the shirt again, so it's got to be the same for the managers" Ferdinand said on BT Sport.

"I'm not saying I'm enjoying saying a manager should lose his job, I'm just saying things aren't going well, so maybe there needs to be a change if you want to improve things.

"I think that's just an honest assessment of things and that's what I'm paid to do is give an honest assessment – whether it's friends, former teammates or people that I don't know, I treat them all the same."

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