BRUNO FERNANDES resorted to desperate measures in order to try and keep Manchester United’s Carabao Cup dream alive.

The Red Devils were dumped out of the competition on Wednesday in front of their own fans by West Ham.


Manuel Lanzini gave the Hammers the lead inside the opening ten minutes and his side held firm to advance to the last-16.

After giving Cristiano Ronaldo a rest, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer did throw on his Portuguese compatriot Fernandes in order to try and grab a late equaliser to send the tie to penalties.

And he was prepared to try anything and everything to do just that – including a cheeky attempt to break the drop ball rule.

West Ham were given an uncontested drop ball in their own half as the clock ticked towards the 94th-minute.

But as the ref dropped the ball, Fernandes nipped in and began darting towards goal.

The 27-year-old came face-to-face with the goalkeeper, who stepped aside to let him pass the ball into the net.

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Only the officials were having none of it as the aggrieved Fernandes retrieved the ball and jogged back to the spot for the drop ball to be retaken.

The final whistle soon followed, with the fans taking to Twitter to mock Fernandes.

One wrote: “Meet Bruno Fernandes, the most shameful player in the world.”

Another commented: “He still complained afterwards.”

A fellow viewer said: “Such a clown.”

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