Man United sweating on fitness of Bruno Fernandes ahead of Spurs game – Old Trafford Faithful

Man United sweating on fitness of Bruno Fernandes ahead of Spurs game – Old Trafford Faithful

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Bruno Fernandes is a doubt for Man United’s game against Spurs this Thursday.

Manchester United overcame Brighton in the FA Cup semi-final on Sunday, in a tough encounter between two teams who looked sharp at times.

The Red Devils’ injury hit squad eventually won via spot-kicks, with Erik ten Hag and his players jubilant at full-time. United’s penalties were superb – though one man who didn’t take one due to an early substitution was Bruno Fernandes.

At the time, the subbing of the United captain felt a bit bizarre. However, we now know it was a necessary change. ESPN also write that United are ‘sweating on the fitness’ of the key star ahead of the huge Spurs game on Thursday.

Apparently, the Portugal international sustained the injury in the first-half against Brighton, with conversations on the bench taking place about potentially subbing off the attacking midfielder. It’s said Bruno was ‘determined’ to continue, though eventually, he had to be replaced in extra time.

Fernandes was limping as he left the stadium with sources now telling ESPN that he’ll be assessed by medical staff, before a decision is made on his availability to train and travel with the squad to London for Spurs away.

Understandably, United will want Bruno to be passed fit. The team just play far better when he’s available. Look at Sevilla away as the prime example.

He’s the heartbeat to the attack. Everything good about our play starts through him. Without Bruno, United’s lack of chance creation is alarming.

It goes without saying, there’s plenty on the line in this game against Spurs. Win and United are looking in good shape to finish inside the top four. Lose and it suddenly becomes a race again.

Hopefully, Bruno is feeling good enough to play some part, though the injury doesn’t seem like it’s a long-term one.

Do you think Man United will give Bruno Fernandes the start against Spurs? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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