Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes has opened up on his feud with teammate Victor Lindelof that happened in the semifinals of the UEFA Europa League defeat to Sevilla.
Bruno and Lindelof were captured exchanging words after Sevilla scored the second goal and in a candid interview with Portuguese magazine A Bola, Fernandes said it was an on-field incident that ended with the game.
“He (Lindelof) speaks Portuguese very well, he does. He’s one of the people at the club I have the best relationships with, also because he speaks Portuguese.
“And as everyone saw he speaks it well (laughs) … those were obviously the first words he learned in Portuguese, it’s always what we teach them. But it was just the situation in the game, nobody took it to heart.
“It ended and we both went straight to our countries, he to Sweden and I to Portugal, and as we said goodbye we gave each other a hug, we leant against each other, we stayed there for those two seconds holding each other and didn’t have to say anything, we both knew what the other was thinking,” the Portuguese midfielder said.
The 26-year-old revitalized United since his arrival in January from Sporting Lisbon and was a key member as the team finished third in the Premier League to book a Champions League spot.