Bruno Fernandes shunned down pundits in his recent interview.
The Portuguese midfielder has come under scrutiny for failing to register a goal or an assist in the prior two games before the Manchester derby.
Roy Keane was not pleased with Fernandes’ attitude when he was subbed off in the last minutes of the game and felt he should fcous on his game rather than hitting out at his critics.
“I know players are under pressure to do interviews and respond to criticism, but just get on with it,” Keane told Sky Sports. “Don’t be such a baby.”
“When you’re walking off and one of your teammates is coming on and you’re throwing your arms up in the air, that’s disrespectful to your teammate,” he added. “And you’re on about a leader!
“If I was coming on and the player coming off is shaking his head, I’d feel disrespected, as if he’s saying, ‘I’m coming off for you?’”
Fernandes responded to claims made by Keane and critics that he would be unable to please everybody.
“It’s always pressure to take a pen, doesn’t matter if it’s against City, or another team,” Fernandes told MUTV. “It’s always pressure to take the pens.
“I like that kind of pressure. It’s good pressure. I knew what I had to do. I did it in the right way with the right power and I’m happy to score, of course.
“Honestly for us it’s about winning. People will always complain about everything. Today it will still be Bruno never scores in big games.
“They will put open play no goals, it was a penalty [and say] it doesn’t count! So for us the most important thing is winning the game.
“It doesn’t matter how you score, when the ball touches the net it’s a goal. I will be happy and it doesn’t matter if it’s me or another one scoring.”