GARY NEVILLE claimed “disgraceful” Manchester United skipper Bruno Fernandes pleaded to be subbed in Liverpool’s 7-0 win.
The Old Trafford legend was staggered by Fernandes’ “unprofessional” antics, especially when United fell 6-0 down.
As Anthony Elanga replaced Marcus Rashford on 85 minutes Nev told Sky Sports: “Bruno Fernandes is stood in the centre circle with his arms raised saying ‘why is it me not coming off?’
“Honestly, I have to say some of his behaviour in the second half has been a disgrace.”
Neville added later: “I’ve had enough of him throwing his arms about, not running about.
“That wasn’t a captain’s performance by him.”
Nev’s ex-United team-mate Roy Keanewas equally upset with Fernandes.
Pundits Keane and Graeme Souness reckon the Red Devils “threw in the towel” as Liverpool turned a 1-0 interval lead into a record win over their fiercest rivals.
Cody Gakpo, Darwin Nunez and Mo Salah struck twice apiece before sub Roberto Firmino deftly fired the seventh goal.
And speaking on Sky, Keane said: “Fernandes’ body language today was
The former midfield hardman branded United’s display as “embarrassing, shocking”.
Keane added: “Players will no doubt feel ashamed. They went missing in the second half.
“But I have to say Liverpool were absolutely amazing. Their energy, decision-making… Liverpool were back to their very, very best.”
Fernandes himself admitted afterwards: “It’s really frustrating, because it’s a really bad result.
“The first half was really good, we created most of the chances, they didn’t create much. The second half was not our level.
“We know how much better we can be, how much quality we have.
“We’ve set good standards for ourselves, now we must get back to that for ourselves and our fans.”
The Portugal star also came close to conceding that the Red Devils fell apart as goals rained in.
He told Sky: “The team tries to react but in an erratic way. We tried to go forward but lost some shape.”