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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.

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.

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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