Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stated midfielder Bruno Fernandes is a doubt for Manchester United’s conflict with Liverpool on Sunday.
Fernandes was instrumental within the 3-2 win over Atalanta on Wednesday, creating two objectives within the second half as United battled again from 2-0 down. The Portugal worldwide was not in a position to prepare on Friday and is considered one of “two or three” carrying knocks forward of Liverpool’s go to to Previous Trafford.
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“It was an awesome comeback which is able to convey some knocks and bruises which you’ll count on,” Solskjaer informed a information convention on Friday. “It is Friday, the sport is on Sunday so we’ll give everybody time.
“We’d have the entire squad again match or we could be two or three gamers down. We did not have everybody [at training] right this moment however let’s have a look at on Sunday.
“We’ve two or three carrying knocks from the sport. I hope I can decide from a totally match squad or I could be with out two or three. Bruno could be a doubt however he is doing the whole lot he can to be prepared.”
Solskjaer eased among the hypothesis surrounding his future with victory over Atalanta, a well timed increase after the 4-2 defeat to Leicester Metropolis. It was United’s third win of their final eight video games and the Norwegian is hopeful the second-half efficiency in opposition to the Italians will set off a return to kind.
“Hopefully it is the tip of a nasty interval for us,” he stated. “Good groups come collectively and if that was the beginning of one thing, that is what we hope and the main target and willpower of the lads have been actually good since Leicester.”
United misplaced 4-2 to Liverpool at Previous Trafford final season and have gained only one residence recreation in opposition to their rivals within the league since 2015. Beating Jurgen Klopp’s aspect on Sunday would depart United only a level behind within the desk however victory for Liverpool would open up a seven-point hole after simply 9 video games.
“Each time you play for Man United you play for 3 factors,” Solskjaer stated.” To be seven behind goes to be a giant distance however so early within the season, each recreation issues simply as a lot.
“We noticed final season each crew goes via a nasty spell. We’re chasing them.
“Liverpool are one of many groups we try to make amends for, despite the fact that final season we have been forward of them, perhaps due to dangerous luck with accidents. We all know we nonetheless have to enhance to rise up to the extent of their final 4 years.”