Manchester City fans react to Fernando performance, ask why De Jong was ever sold

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City fans were left frustrated on Twitter with the midfielder's Premier League display against Hull City.

Fernando's Manchester City career so far has been met with mixed reaction.

Not because there are two sides to the argument. Generally, City fans seem to agree when it comes to describing the 27-year-old - he's either had a good game or a bad one.

But the consistency of those good and bad performances seems to wane. The Brazilian started slowly at the Etihad Stadium, before producing a string of more impressive displays for Manuel Pellegrini's men.

Now, though, the Manchester City man looks as though he's regressed. Against Hull City, supporters were left puzzled as to just what he offers as Pellegrini's side struggled in midfield and failed to win their fourth game since Yaya Toure left for the African Cup of Nations.

Such was the lack of leadership from Fernando and team-mate Fernandinho, many fans even asked why Manchester City ever sold Nigel de Jong...

Two points dropped for City (and it could have been more had James Milner not equalised with a fabulous late free-kick) meant a valuable point for Hull, of course. But, considering the Tigers' struggles, holding on for all three was imperative.

As for Fernando, he may yet write his name into Manchester City folklore. But the jury is very much out, as yesterday's Twitter reaction suggests... 

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