Man Utd star Bruno Fernandes opens up on Man City players – ‘We’re not friends anymore’

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Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes has revealed he has a positive relationship with Manchester City players Bernardo Silva, Ruben Dias and Joao Cancelo. However, he’s claimed the trio know they’re ‘not friends anymore’ the moment the match kicks off. Both teams lock horns on Sunday in what could be a blockbuster Premier League clash at the Etihad Stadium.

Fernandes is set to start for United as they look to end City’s winning run.

Pep Guardiola’s side have won their last 21 matches across all competitions, making them the favourites for the derby.

And Fernandes has now opened up on his compatriots Silva, Dias and Cancelo – claiming they’re not friends anymore the moment the match kicks off.

“I speak with them regularly, we have a good relationship,” he told the club’s official website.

“But the relationships stay out of the game. They know me and they know that on the pitch we are not friends anymore! [Smiles]

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“At the same time I enjoy seeing them play and every one of them is doing well individually and I’m happy for them.

“As a team I was hoping to see them do a little bit worse than they are doing, but individually I am happy for them because they are good people and they deserve to be in the positions they are and playing in the way they are playing.”

Fernandes feels the game will be difficult, but insists United are in with a chance of picking up all three points.

“We know it’s always difficult to play against City; we have to do everything good, almost perfection I think,” he said.

“The idea of the football they play is easy to understand but it’s difficult to play against.


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“Everyone understands the way they play, they want to have the ball, they want to put pressure on and when they lose it they try to win it straight away.

“Everyone knows that, but it’s difficult to play against and difficult to win the ball and have some possession for a long time against them.

“But I think we have to understand what we can do against that type of game and what we can do better to win the game.

“We all know it’s difficult for us, but it will be difficult them in the same way.”

Fernandes believes United will need clear heads for the match at the Etihad Stadium, adding: “I think at the moment for us the most important thing is to clear our heads.

“We know the pressure we have outside of the club because it’s the biggest club in England. It’s also the most loved club in England and the most hated club in England, you know what I mean.

“We have a lot of fans but in the same way the other fans can’t like United because of what we’ve done in the past and the story the club has.

“That’s normal. For us though, it’s time to clear our heads and understand what we can achieve and what we want to achieve.

“We know that starts from this game, simply because it’s the next one.”

The United star also expressed his sadness fans couldn’t be involved, with supporters still banned from stadiums due to the nationwide lockdown.

“I think everyone knows derbies are much better with the fans because the atmosphere would be better.” he said.

“Normally sometimes in derbies there is a little bit of pressure also between the fans because they know one of them could lose and they are worried about what might happen at the end of the game and we all know the jokes they make between each other in the same way we do!

“[Smiles] I hope we can win the game for our fans because they deserve it and they are supporting us a lot.

“I want to give them thanks, but at the same time tell them to keep pushing to help the team and keep believing in the team.

“I think at the beginning of the season it was difficult maybe for them to think we could be in this position at this time of the season.

“Everyone wants to win – we want to win the league, we want to win the Europa League, we want to win the FA Cup and I want to say to the fans to keep that trust in us and keep pushing to help everyone in the team, not just A, B, C, but push every player and give the same support to everyone because everyone needs that support.”

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