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Manchester United fear Bruno Fernandes could MISS Sunday’s showdown against Liverpool’


Manchester United fear Bruno Fernandes could MISS Sunday’s showdown against Liverpool

Manchester United are concerned about Bruno Fernandes’ fitness as they prepare to face Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday.

According to  The Sun, Portugal’s Fernandes was ‘limping heavily’ after arriving for a warm-down session following United’s 3-2 Champions League comeback victory over Atalanta on Wednesday night.

If the 27-year-old is ruled out of Sunday’s match against Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool, it will be a huge blow for United.

United have gone winless in their last three Premier League games, and the narrow victory over Atalanta has done little to alleviate the mounting pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his position as United manager.

United trailed Atalanta by two goals at halftime, but goals from Marcus Rashford, Harry Maguire, and Cristiano Ronaldo turned things around in the second half.

However, Solskjaer will be aware that his team will need to perform significantly better against Liverpool, and the potential absence of Fernandes would be a huge blow.

Liverpool defeated Atletico Madrid 3-2 in midweek at the Wanda Metropolitano to move into second place in the Premier League, one point behind leaders Chelsea.

If United loses to Liverpool on Sunday, they will be seven points behind their fierce rivals with only nine league games remaining.

Fernandes has four goals in 12 appearances for United this season in all competitions.

Solskjaer is also concerned about Marcus Rashford, who suffered a dead leg against the Italians but is expected to be fit for Sunday.

Following Wednesday’s victory, former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger suggested that Solskjaer start Fernandes in midfield alongside Paul Pogba and Fred against Liverpool.

Wenger told beIN SPORTS: 

“Pogba, I thought, did well. Pogba gave them more power out from deep in midfield by creating more dangerous balls.

“And when Pogba came on Fernandes became better. Fernandes had a poor first half, but in the second half he came alive as well.”

And regarding Fred’s contribution, Wenger added:

 “I would personally highlight the second half for Fred.

“Fred saved a few crosses in the box, defensively outstanding and he worked unbelievably hard in the second half.”


Manchester United fear Bruno Fernandes could MISS Sunday’s showdown against Liverpool

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