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EPL: Solskjaer to stop Fernandes from playing for Portugal

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Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he could stop Portuguese midfielder, Bruno Fernandes from playing for his national team (Portugal) in World Cup qualifiers later this month.

Fernandes would be forced to quarantine for ten days should he make the trip to Portugal due to UK government coronavirus restrictions.

And that means that the midfielder would miss two key matches for Manchester United.

Addressing the press after United’s disappointing 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace in London on Wednesday, Solskjaer said: “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.

“We’re the ones paying the players and from what I understand FIFA has 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.”

EPL: Solskjaer to stop Fernandes from playing for Portugal

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