Bruno Fernandes' "embarrassing" apology following his penalty miss against Aston Villa has been slammed by former Manchester United defender Gary Neville.
After Kortney Hause broke the deadlock in the weekend's match at Old Trafford, Fernandes had an opportunity to tie the game from the penalty spot, but his attempt went over the bar.
In an Instagram apologetic message, the Portuguese playmaker stated that he will "come back stronger," but his remarks did not sit well with Neville.
During a Twitter Q&A session, Neville said of Fernandes's apology: "It's embarrassing! They need to sack their PR people, speak with some authenticity and get on with it.
"I'm going to go big on this in the next few weeks. They've all got these comms managers, that are creating personalities that don't exist!"
During Wednesday's Champions League match against Villarreal, Fernandes and Man United will look to bounce back quickly.