Sporting CP coach Silas has defended Bruno Fernandes over his form slide.
The result has heaped pressure on Silas, who was eager to defend his captain.
"(He's) very good, always in a good mood and always available to work," reasoned Silas.
"I realise that he is more anxious, but I didn't notice it in training or in the game."
United and Sporting will resume negotiations today over a fee for Fernandes.