Why Tyrell Malacia apologised to Bruno Fernandes after Manchester United vs Leicester

Bruno Fernandes has been discussing Tyrell Malacia in a recent interview.

The Red Devils announced Malacia as their first signing of the 2022 summer transfer window.

Malacia signed a four-year deal until 2026 and is believed to have set United back €15m plus €2m in add-ons.

The full-back has since settled in nicely and has already begun to garner regular minutes at left-back for the Red Devils, keeping Luke Shaw on the bench in the process.

The defender, though, is still learning his craft and adapting to playing in the Premier League.

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This is something Fernandes has been discussing in a recent interview, revealing that Malacia apologised to him after getting angry during a match vs Leicester earlier in the season.

Fernandes, speaking to The Athletic, said: “I said, ‘Ty, just put your head up and look to the other side’. He was quite angry with me because I was talking to him.

“But he didn’t understand what I was saying. At the end of the game, I went up to him and put my hands on his head calmly and said, ‘When I talk to you, I am not shouting at you in a bad way, I am just asking you to switch the play’. He said, ‘Yes, sorry, I was just tired’.”

Fernandes added: “In some games, it will be him shouting at me and I am OK with that,” Fernandes continued. “I remember with ‘H’ (Harry Maguire) in the Europa League against Copenhagen [in the 2019/20 campaign].

“We were defending and I tried to control the ball and take on a defender. I lost the ball and he shouted at me, ‘Bruno, hold the ball’. I was tired and said, ‘Don’t shout!’ In the first-half of extra time, I went up to him and said sorry for talking back. Sometimes, during games, it is tension, it is passion, you miss the ball, or he [a team-mate] doesn’t run. It gets a little bit fervent.

“But nobody is doing it in a bad way. I never do it in a bad way — only if I see someone does not pass the ball when it is a two-v-one with the ‘keeper.”

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