Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed that Bruno Fernandes could be a doubt for the Liverpool match as he faces a race against time to prove his fitness. Fernandes is among a few United players that are facing issues after a gruelling 3-2 win over Atalanta in the Champions League. Fred and Marcus Rashford are also doubts for the game after the latter was substituted late on with a dead leg. Man United have taken just one point from their last three games and will be desperate to get their Premier League campaign back on track against their rivals.
“Games like Wednesday night are always going to bring knocks and bruises,” Solskjaer said at his pre-match press conference on Friday.” Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said about the chances of Bruno Fernandes being fit for the Liverpool match. “We do have two or three from that game. Bruno might be one of them that is a doubt, but he’s doing everything he can to be ready. It was a great effort towards the end of course – a great comeback and a great Champions League night. We have some knocks and bruises. But it’s still Friday, the game’s on Sunday, and we will give everyone time. Today [in training], we didn’t have everyone, but let’s see Sunday.”
“You have to go out there and give every single drop of nous, knowledge, strong mindset and physical energy,” he added. “It’s going to take everything to get a result against the best teams in the world and Liverpool are one of those. They are one of the teams we are trying to chase because what they have done in the last four years is something we are striving towards.”