REAL MADRID and Barcelona are ready to lock horns in a battle to get Bruno Fernandes out of Old Trafford.
The Spanish giants are closely monitoring Fernandes’ situation despite the player having spent just eight months at Manchester United.
Fernandes is being chased by Barcelona and Real Madrid after rumours of a row at United
Fernandes was unhappy at being subbed following a blazing row at half-time of the 6-1 loss at home to SpursCredit: EPA
He was also very vocal in a dressing-room row at the break before being told by boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer he was being swapped for Fred.
When asked yesterday why he had subbed the player, Solskjaer refused to explain.
He said: “There are many reasons behind subs in a game and if I explain every time I take a player off, I don’t think that’s the right thing.
“I explained to Bruno and he accepted it, no problem.”
The player and club have tried to play down suggestions of a half-time row between Fernandes and Harry Maguire as they trailed Spurs 4-1.
The Portuguese, 26, also had to dismiss a story in his homeland that he lacked faith in Solskjaer’s tactics, claiming that was not the case.
Ahead of today’s visit to Newcastle, Solskjaer added: “He’s clearly not happy with the stories but welcome to United, this is what happens.