Fernandes’ praise of Man Utd generated claims that he was aiming a dig at Ronaldo.
Bruno Fernandes has hit back at claims that he criticized Cristiano Ronaldo after the Manchester derby.
Fernandes scored for Manchester United as they defeated Manchester City 2-1 on Saturday.
The Red Devils registered their fifth consecutive victory in the Premier League, continuing a brilliant form that started after Erik ten Hag’s decision to freeze Ronaldo out of his squad.
Speaking after the game, Fernandes told BT Sport: “[We] used to be individuals, now we are a team. You can see a proper team that works for each other.”
Some interpreted the 28-year-old’s comments as aiming a dig at Ronaldo, who joined Al Nassr mid-season. But Fernandes has responded by strongly denying these claims with a post on social media.
“I know that it is difficult to see Manchester United doing well, [but I] don’t have anything to [say] about us on the news apart from good things,” the attacking midfielder posted on his Instagram story.
“Cristiano was part of our team for half the season and as I said in many interviews, everyone since Liverpool is being amazing and acting like a proper team and you can see the results.
“Don’t use my name to attack Cristiano. We carry on!”