The Manchester United dressing room was in disarray during the half time break of the defeat by Tottenham, according to reports.
The Red Devils were losing 4-1 at the time and were down to ten men, and tempers are said to have reached boiling point.
A source told The Athletic: "It is not uncommon for a forward to turn round to a defender and say, 'Any chance of you keeping a clean sheet?' Sometimes if there's a bottle in hand things start flying. It can be good to have those exchanges."
Bruno Fernandes was said to have been at the very heart of the ruckus, which isn't unusual for the Portuguese… in fact, it's partly why Ole Gunnar Solskjaer signed him.
Back when the midfielder was at Sporting Lisbon, Fernandes recorded a voice note in which he slammed his team-mates for a poor performance.
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The voice note was subsequently leaked, with the now United midfielder quoted as saying, per Portuguese publication Record: "Bro, I don't say anything! I honestly, if you want me to tell you, I'd rather not comment on anything.
"I think very badly of some of the attitude of some players. Actually not a certain attitude, it's an attitude that does not exist. There are players who have no attitude here, bro. They don't want to be here, they don't want to play.
"They don't want to be here then f*** off, let them say they don't want to play. They spend a year here getting money, and then they f*** off, bro. S*** attitude bro, for f**** sake."
In a separate instance, Fernandes also hit out at the Portuguese media. He did so in support of the Sporting fans, who were angrily protesting against the Lisbon club in 2018.
"They are focused on talking badly about players and giving news that only causes confusion and s***," said Fernandes.
"Just yesterday 'invasion of supporters'. What invasion? They went there to complain, it's their right! They went there to sing and send some words.
"What do we want? We don't beat anyone and we want what? Applause in all games? That's all I needed, bro! Come and cheer us always! We lost at home against Famalicao and we want to be applauded… Applauded?"
According to a report in the Daily Mail, Fernandes didn't shy away from what he had said on the voice note, when it eventually came to light. Instead he actively stood by it.
Premier League football fans have seen instances when Fernandes has been fiery.
In Manchester United's win over Man City in March, the Portuguese was briefly engaged in a touchline spat with none other than Pep Guardiola.
The exchange concluded with Fernandes putting a finger to his lips.
Fernandes again stuck by his seemingly disrespectful gesture, telling the press: "Some people think like, 'Pep won everything, who is Bruno to do this to him?' But I think it's about respect. Now, outside of the pitch, calm, I don't do this again if I'm on the pitch now.
"But at that moment, the words he told me made me mad and on the pitch I'm a little bit nervous. It's the kind of player I am."
And Solskjaer was also quick to defend Fernandes, praising his "risk-taker".
He said: "He works hard, he is humble enough, he's got the desire and commitment, but he's also got the X-factor. He is a risk-taker, he's got the courage to make mistakes and if you make enough mistakes it'll be corrected into fantastic assists or goals.
"You need a character here, you need character at this club, but this team they have got that. They have learned through some hard times this season, because we have been a young team and we have started something we believe in and Bruno has helped that."
Fernandes reportedly showed his character once again in the dressing room against Tottenham, although it was too little too late where United were concerned.
United will be hoping this dressing room spat can act as a catalyst for change at Old Trafford, and it will no doubt come down to Solskjaer's "risk-taker" to make the difference once again.
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