Bruno Fernandes has emerged as a late fitness doubt for the game against Liverpool this weekend.
Manchester United Football Club take on the old enemy this weekend, in a huge game against Liverpool.
For Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the pressure is mounting. United won against Atalanta on Wednesday evening. Although the second half was one to be proud of, the first left plenty to be desired.
Against Liverpool, we’ll have to play ten times better. However, we may have to do it without Bruno Fernandes…
According to The Sun, the key United star emerged as a ‘shock injury doubt’ for the game against Jurgen Klopp’s side this Sunday.
Fernandes did complete a full ninety minutes against Atalanta, though in the warm-down during training yesterday, Fernandes was limping heavily.
Solskjaer will be desperately hoping this is nothing more than usual aches and pains, as Fernandes has been by far and away our most influential player since arriving from Sporting Lisbon a couple of years ago.
With him in the side, we’re always a threat. His directness, constant passing between the lines and sheer desire to win always gives us a chance. Without him, everything looks like much more of a struggle.
The good news for Bruno and United is that they have that extra day due to playing on Sunday. It gives Fernandes an extra 24 hours or so to try and get his body ready for this one.
If there’s absolutely no way he’s in condition to play, Bruno shouldn’t be risked regardless of the opponent. We need to play the long game here. I’d rather have him readily available for the bulk of our season as opposed to one game during which he could make his injury worse.
Hopefully, Solskjaer will shed some light on the situation during his pre-match press conference.
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