Ole Gunnar Solskjaer opens up on Fernandes’ attitude after Man Utd’s Spurs loss

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hailed Bruno Fernandes' attitude in the wake of Manchester United' s embarrassing defeat to Tottenham.

The Red Devils suffered a humiliating 6-1 loss to Spurs before the international break, a defeat which has heaped further pressure on Solskjaer's shoulders.

Despite getting on the scoresheet from the penalty spot, the normally influential Fernandes was largely ineffective in the match – which led to his withdrawal at half-time.

It was reported the former Sporting Lisbon midfielder was substituted after having a heated discussion with Solskjaer, a notion the Portuguese dismissed whilst away on international duty.

Fan favourite Fernandes also talked of the need for strength and unity from his team-mates following their difficult start to the season, words which were music to the ears of his manager.

"It's one of those things that you have to get over as soon as you can and move on," Solskjaer said.

"We know any little chance from outside… you want to create a division.

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"I think Bruno (Fernandes) spoke really well the other day about how we are united, we have to stay together. We can't listen to everyone outside. We've got to just get on with it.

"Bruno's now lost two league games since he came to the club and he came in February, but it's been two in quick succession.

"So, he's not used to losing league games for us but now, Bruno, welcome to Man United – this is what happens when you lost a couple, they're going to try to create a division between us.

"But that's not going to happen because this group is a group that wants to work hard together, stick together."

Fernandes and his Manchester United team-mates will be back in action on Saturday afternoon, travelling to St James Park to take on Newcastle.

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