The Portuguese midfield star seemingly clashed with members of his own fanbase following Manchester United were humiliated at the home of newly-promoted Watford
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ‘s side were demolished by the newly-promoted Hornets, who ran out 4-1 winners on the night while United finished the game a man down.
Much maligned club captain Harry Maguire was sent off with 20 minutes left to play, but the headlines will now be dominated by Fernandes’ conduct following the full-time whistle.
Having been kept at arms length for much of the tie, two late goals for the hosts added insult to injury and made an already troubling score-line look even worse.
As a result, Solskjaer took ownership and strode towards the angry away end while apologising – though it appears it was one that was not accepted.
Instead, the club legend was met with jeers and crude gestures from supporters who have seemingly come to the end of their tether with the Norwegian.
While Solskjaer himself continued to apologise, Fernandes witnessed the treatment his manager was being subjected to and reacted furiously.
The 27-year-old began to shake his finger and shout back to his own supporters, while pointing to his teammates – suggesting it is the players, rather than the manager, who must take ownership of the latest low in United’s disastrous season.
Fernandes continued to angrily engage with United fans long after Solskjaer had gestured apologetically and headed for the tunnel.
The Portugal international having to be led away by teammate Fred before the situation was allowed to deteriorate further.
Another defeat marks United’s fifth loss from their last seven league games, while that record reads as seven defeats from their last 13 across all competitions.
Pressure will undoubtedly increase on Solskjaer, given the feeling of the away end at Vicarage Road will surely be mirrored in the emotions of United fans the world over.
Having spent handsomely in the summer on superstar signings such as Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo – two of whom were present against Watford, expectations were high this season.
However Solskjaer’s side have drastically underperformed and now sit seventh in the league table – 12 points adrift of table-toppers Chelsea.
With a home clash against Thomas Tuchel’s Blues up next, things are not expected to be any easier for the Red Devils.
There is every chance the Old Trafford hierarchy will view their midfield talisman arguing with fans as another blemish on Solskjaer’s season review.