The Portugal international has carried over his excellent form from last season into the new campaign, with four goals in all competitions so far.
However, Fernandes couldn’t inspire the Red Devils to victory against the Blues as the two sides played out a drab 0-0 draw at Old Trafford.
Chelsea felt aggrieved that they weren’t awarded a penalty in the first half as Cesar Azpilicueta was wrestled to the ground by Harry Maguire in the box.
Fernandes started the game in his usual No.10 role, but was shifted out to the right when Paul Pogba and Edinson Cavani were substituted on just after the hour mark.
Sir Alex Ferguson’s former assistant, McClaren, noticed the midfielder was unhappy out wide and accused him of displaying poor body language, not for the first time this season.
‘I’ve been watching Bruno Fernandes and he’s disappointed’, McClaren told talkSPORT during Saturday’s clash.
‘He’s disappointed because he’s been taken out of the middle and he’s out on the right-hand side.
‘His body language is not good, he’s not getting involved.
‘He needs to be in the game and on that right-hand side he’s not moving from there, he’s got to move from there, he’s got to get his head up and get back into the game and affect the game.
“At the moment he’s just standing out on the right and he’s making it very easy for Ben Chilwell.’