Fernandes was one of the key influences during United’s 3-2 win over Atalanta in midweek but the report’s claiming that he was seen limping during a warm down session on Thursday.
Neil Custis writes for The Sun: “BRUNO FERNANDES is a shock injury doubt for Manchester United’s game against Liverpool.
“He went into Carrington for warm down training yesterday but by the afternoon the extent of his exertions had clearly caught up with and he was limping heavily.”
Will Bruno Fernandes miss the Man United vs Liverpool game due to an injury?
Bruno Fernandes has been running the show in the final third ever since his arrival at Old Trafford so if he’s really missing on Sunday then Solskjaer will be under immense pressure.
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Fernandes was the catalyst in midweek, helping United come back from 2-0 down to win 3-2. He provided one key assist and created as many as three chances. He’s the player who Ole will look up to for providing the goods once again on Sunday.
This untimely injury though will derail all of Solskjaer’s plan and if Bruno Fernandes is really absent then we might very well see a change in formation from the manager. If the Portuguese cannot be fit in time then Ole might opt to shift to a 3-2-4-1 system with Fred and McTominay playing in a double pivot and Pogba playing in a more advanced role.
Manchester United had 22 shots vs. Atalanta, Bruno Fernandes had a direct hand in more than half of them :
🔘 9 created
🔘 3 taken
Such an integral part of this team. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/wSVkS6KmOq
— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) October 20, 2021
But, having said all this, the report comes from The Sun so we have to take it with a pinch of salt.
At the time of writing this article, The Sun are the only major publication who are reporting such an injury and the reality will only be known once Solskjaer faces the press.
The manager will obviously try as best as he can to incorporate Bruno Fernandes into the starting XI which is why he might refuse to rule him out as early as 48 hours before the match.