Man Utd news: Bruno Fernandes wades into rift as Cristiano Ronaldo influence evident

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Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes appears to have aimed a subtle dig at Harry Maguire, as Cristiano Ronaldo’s influence on his teammates has become clear

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Bruno Fernandes has sent a cryptic message amid reports of turmoil within the Manchester United dressing room.

Mirror Football exclusively revealed Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo and captain Harry Maguire embroiled in a power struggle behind the scenes at Old Trafford.

And Fernandes’ latest comments on social media have done little to stop the rumours.

It comes as Ronaldo’s influence at the club has becomes evident after he has been credited with playing a role in forcing the club into transfer U-turn.

And Brazilian midfielder Fred has backed Marcus Rashford following reports of the club’s dressing room divide.

Here are Mirror Football’s latest Manchester United headlines.

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Fred backs Rashford

Manchester United midfielder Fred has echoed Marcus Rashford’s message amid reports of discontent within the club’s dressing room.

Reports earlier this week suggested United’s English contingent had become ‘irritated’ with Cristiano Ronaldo as the Portuguese forward ‘wants to lead the dressing room with his own clique’.

And Brazilian midfielder Fred appears to have backed up England international Rashford in an interview with Sky Sports, following the reports of a rift between the club’s players.

Read the full story here.

Ronaldo’s influence

Cristiano Ronaldo’s influence around Old Trafford appears to have become clear amid reports he has been credited with forcing the club into a transfer U-turn.

Ronaldo’s countryman Diogo Dalot appeared to be on his way out of the club under previous boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but has become ‘untouchable’ under Ralf Rangnick.

The Portuguese full-back has now revealed what has helped him pull off such a remarkable turnaround at United – and one of the key reasons according to the player himself has been the help of Ronaldo.

Read the full story here.

Fernandes wades in

Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes has waded in with comments which have done little to stop talk of a rift between players at the club.

United’s interim boss Ralf Rangnick has called on Cristiano Ronaldo to mentor younger players at the club, which is understood to have led to friction with the club’s captain Harry Maguire.

Fans have suggested that Fernandes has revealed his favoured United defensive partnership – and Harry Maguire is nowhere in sight.

The post has even been seen by some as a subtle dig at Maguire amid the ongoing reports of turmoil behind the scenes at Old Trafford.

Read the full story here.