Bruno Fernandes involved in another heated spat with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

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Bruno Fernandes and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer became embroiled in another heated row during Manchester United’s 2-1 win over Brighton on Sunday.

United came from behind to record their third straight Premier League victory, with second-half goals from Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood completing the turnaround after former striker Danny Welbeck had opened the scoring for the visitors.

It wasn’t exactly a performance to savour for Solskjaer’s side, who took far too long to get going and were perhaps still rusty after the international break.

And according to Manchester Evening News, Fernandes and Solskjaer were spotted rowing before United went in at the break trailing 1-0.

It is believed Solskjaer was first seen shouting something at Luke Shaw, only for Fernandes to interject and give his manager a penny of his thoughts.

The latter has become a leader in the dressing room since moving to Old Trafford in January 2020, demanding high standards from his team-mates and Solskjaer.

It is not the first time the pair have clashed during a game, as back in January Fernandes reacted furiously to being substituted in the final minute of their 0-0 draw away at Liverpool.

The Portugal midfielder yelled to the bench as Solskjaer replaced him at Anfield, before raising his right hand and remonstrating at his manager when he left the field.

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  • Fortunately, after their latest spat on Sunday night United managed to rally round in the second half and fight back to claim another set of three points.

    Yet Solskjaer admits they were way off the pace in the first half.

    “I thought we started well but when they scored, after that we couldn't find our rhythm again and we needed half-time to compose ourselves and go again,” he said.

    “Second half we played some good stuff. More runs in behind, more movement, better movement.”

    He added: “Sometimes after international breaks it takes time – and then maybe the fireworks have to be lit at half-time.

    “It's always difficult to play Brighton. We have had good results and we've had to earn them the hard way. We managed to find a way in the second half.”

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