Manchester United have been dealt a potentially huge blow after Bruno Fernandes was named as an injury doubt ahead of their clash with Liverpool on Sunday.
Fernandes, 27, stood up tall as Manchester United roared back to sink Atalanta on Wednesday night. His sublime first-time through ball to set Marcus Rashford away for United’s first goal helped kickstart the momentous comeback.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hoping to see more of the same against old enemies Liverpool on Sunday. However, according to the Sun, the Portuguese playmaker is an ‘injury doubt’ for the contest.
They claim Fernandes was on the receiving end of a number of sturdy challenges from Atalanta players.
As such, Fernandes engaged in the customary warm-down training, but was apparently spotted ‘limping heavily’ once completed.
Fernandes will reportedly be ‘assessed today’, and his inclusion on Sunday could rest on the results.
The talisman will no doubt do all he can to be passed fit for the contest, and his comments following the victory over Atalanta suggested United will be gunning for the win.
“Manchester United have to think about being the protagonist game by game,” the midfielder told TNT Sports (via Sport Witness).
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“Because, let’s say that the fact that we often think ‘we want to be champions’, ‘we want to win titles’, it’s true that this club demands it.
“But we have to think that if we don’t win game by game, it’ll be difficult for that to happen.”
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Murtough is looking for Cristiano Ronaldo’s long-term successor up front. The Portuguese demonstrated his importance to United once again on Wednesday as he headed the winner against Atalanta. But at 36, he is far from a long-term option.
An ideal replacement would be Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland. The starlet has proven himself to be one of the best goalscorers in the world, despite being just 21.
He is expected to leave Dortmund next summer when his £68m release clause activates. ESPN now provide a report on what his future looks like.
They claim that the Norwegian will demand wages of more than £30m-a-year at his next club. That amounts to more than £500,000 per week.