Paul Scholes says Bruno Fernandes was ‘too soft’ in Man Utd’s win vs Leeds


Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes lies on the pitch after being fouled during the Premier League match at Elland Road

Bruno Fernandes was calling for a foul in the build up to Leeds’ equaliser (PA)

Paul Scholes accused Bruno Fernandes of being ‘too soft’ during Manchester United’s 4-2 victory over Leeds United on Sunday.

Ralf Rangnick’s side threw away a two-goal lead at Elland Road as a quick-fire double from Rodrigo and Raphinha pulled Leeds level.

But in the build-up to Raphinha’s equaliser, Fernandes was calling for a free kick after he was left on the turf following a challenge from Adam Forshaw.

The goal was given but United went on to score two more through Fred and Anthony Elanga to secure their victory.

Scholes, however, insists Fernandes should have done more to stop Leeds’ equaliser.

‘I think Fernandes has to be stronger,’ Scholes told Premier League Productions.

‘He’s almost looking for a foul before anything happens and I don’t think it is a foul.

Bruno Fernandes impressed as Manchester United went on to secure a 4-2 win over Leeds

Bruno Fernandes impressed as Manchester United went on to secure a 4-2 win over Leeds (Getty)

‘Fernandes has got to be stronger there, that’s a little bit too soft.

‘His head is up in the air looking for a foul before he comes in.’

Fernandes, meanwhile, is adamant that he was fouled.

‘I think it was a foul because when I passed the ball with my right foot he stamped on my left,’ he told MUTV after the game.

‘Obviously, I didn’t see if he touched the ball when I made the pass.

‘It’s England, no? It’s English football so I have to get used to it, it’s okay.’

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