‘Crying’ fans warn Man Utd would work three days a week and go 5-4-1 under Bruce

Manchester United have been warned by fans that the team would work just three days a week and play 5-4-1 with Cristiano Ronaldo up top if Steve Bruce took charge.

It has emerged that Bruce is 'very keen' on becoming interim manager at Old Trafford to plug the gap until their next permanent boss arrives at the end of the season.

As a former Red Devils captain and vastly experienced manager who is currently available, it's not out of the question that he could take over.

But fans of his former club Newcastle have given a frank assessment of what his reign would like look, while the news hasn't gone down well with United supporters.

"Players would love it, 4 days off a week, Bruce disappears off to Portugal during an international break, doesn't take training with the 1st team," one Toon Army member tweeted.

"Try asking Newcastle fans or Newcastle players just how much training intensity has changed under [Eddie] Howe."

A United fan claimed: "I might cry if this happens. Bruce played the worst football in the league. Ronaldo might end himself on the spot if it happens."

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"5-4-1 park the bus CR7 up front come on United," exclaimed another.

While even a Sunderland fan warned: "Didn't even go to training at Newcastle, had them train 2 or 3 times a week. Good luck."

Bruce shocked Newcastle fans when he jetted off on holiday during the first international break of the season.

At that point, they had taken just one point from their first three Premier League games.

It appeared that he only returned to take training on the Tuesday before their next match on the upcoming weekend.

And that lack of preparation seemed to do them no favours as they fell to a 4-1 defeat at Old Trafford in what was Ronaldo's return match.

When questioned about the decision, Bruce replied: "Let me tell you. There is nothing more [that could have been done] in preparation. What was I supposed to do? We had six of them away."

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