Man United have the ability to prevent Bruno Fernandes from featuring for his home country of which they intend to do due to the Covid rules
The Portuguese may not be part of his national side during the coming World Cup Qualifiers round later this month.
Just after their goalless draw with Crystal Palace, Man United manager; Ole Solskjaer hinted on likelihood of preventing Fernandes from travelling for his national duties.
This is due to the current UK’s Covid restriction rules which placed Portugal on their list of travel ban countries.
Should the former Sporting Lisbon talisman be let to travel, he would miss out two important Man United games.
Speaking after the game on Wednesday night, Solskjaer told reporters; “We’ve not sat down and made a proper call on that one but it doesn’t make sense if you lose your player for 10 days of isolation, of course it doesn’t.
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“We’re the ones paying the players and from what I understand FIFA have given the rules that they don’t have to be released.
“So I would think that’s going to be a hard call to make to let them go and play in red list countries, yeah.
“I want Bruno of course, ready against Brighton and hopefully that we are through in Europe and against Tottenham after that break, of course I do.”
Bruno Fernandes has scored 22 goals this season as he also provided 13 assist for his club across all competitions and subtracting him from the next couple of games is what Solskjaer clearly isn’t ready to do.
The Red Devils have definitely become so reliant on the Portuguese maestro after he helped the side climb to the top zone of the Premier League.
Meanwhile this also won’t go down well his Fernando Santos who must have included the 26-year-old to his list of regular starters after seeing how much he has influenced Man United’s performances.
Remaining at Manchester will have Bruno Fernandes miss Portugal’s game with Azerbaijan on 24th of March and Serbia’s on March 27th.
But also should he be let go by Man United, he would miss the Red Devils’ Brighton and Tottenham clash on April 3rd and April 10th respectively.