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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer provides update on Bruno Fernandes injury ahead of Liverpool clash


Bruno Fernandes is in a race against time to be fit for Sunday’s match (Picture: Paul Ellis/AFP via Getty)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits Bruno Fernandes is still a doubt for Manchester United’s clash against Liverpool on Sunday.

Fernandes played the full 90 minutes in United’s 3-2 win over Atalanta in the Champions League on Wednesday and provided two assists, including a stunning pass for Marcus Rashford’s opener to begin the comeback.

But the former Sporting Lisbon midfielder picked up a knock and is now a doubt for the visit of Liverpool.

The Portuguese is one of several players the Solskjaer is keeping tabs on.

‘Games like Wednesday night are always going to bring knocks and bruises and we do have two or three carrying knocks from that game,’ said Solskjaer.

‘l’ll give everyone time, I hope I can pick from a fully fit squad, I might be without two or three.

‘Bruno might be a doubt but he’s doing everything he can to be ready.

Bruno Fernandes played the full 90 minutes against Atalanta in midweek (Picture: Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images)

‘It was a great effort and great atmosphere towards the end, another one of the great Champions League nights at Old Trafford.

‘A great comeback, which will bring some knocks and bruises, which normally you will expect. It’s still Friday, the game’s on Sunday, we’ll give everyone time.

‘We might have the whole squad back fit, we might be two or three players down, today we didn’t have everyone. Let’s see Sunday.’

Previewing the match, Solskjaer knows his side can’t afford to go behind against Liverpool like they did in the win over Atalanta.

‘You can’t give them chances, we gave Atalanta two and they scored two. In football teams are gonna create chances, that’s the nature of the game,’ he added.

‘I don’t agree with everyone when people say we were really bad against Atalanta, they were clinical. So will Liverpool. We can’t give them an inch in our box.’

United sit sixth in the Premier League table, four points behind second-placed Liverpool.


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