Man Utd star Bruno Fernandes faces FA punishment after demanding apology from refs’ chief Jon Moss

BRUNO FERNANDES faces an FA conviction after demanding an apology from referee boss Jon Moss.

In Saturday’s 2-0 defeat by Tottenham, Manchester United were denied a first-half penalty when Alejandro Garnacho’s shot caught Cristian Romero’s arm.

Bruno Fernandes and Alejandro Garnacho claim a penalty


Bruno Fernandes and Alejandro Garnacho claim a penaltyCredit: Alamy
Fernandes wanted an excuse when the ball hit Cristian Romero's hand but his side were not awarded a penalty


Fernandes wanted an excuse when the ball hit Cristian Romero’s hand but his side were not awarded a penalty

The incident was reviewed by VAR but no action was taken as referee Michael Oliver conceded a corner and play continued.

United captain Fernandes was furious: “Last week they made a big win out of United not conceding a penalty against Wolves.

“I want to see if Jon Moss also comes into our dressing room to apologize like they allegedly did to the Wolves manager.”

Moss, 52, apologized to Wolves manager Gary O’Neil after referee Simon Hooper failed to award his side a penalty when United keeper Andre Onana crashed into Sasa Kalajdzic late in United’s 1-0 win on Monday.

PGMOL boss Howard Webb has also reportedly contacted the Wolves bosses because there had been no punishment for Onana’s challenge.

Red Devils manager Erik ten Hag reiterated Fernandes’ penalty demands when asked about the incident after the game.

He said: “We deserved a penalty, I don’t know why.” [it wasn’t given]. It’s a punishment. Absolutely a penalty. The ball changes direction and he blocks, hand is directly over it [him].”

Fernandes had a game to forget as he also provided an early contender for the miss of the season when he went wide from six yards.


He was also cautioned for inconsistencies after complaining that Antony had been booked for a foul on Yves Bissouma.

Now the midfielder faces further sanctions for his comments about Moss, which the FA say have crossed the line.

Emma Bowman

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