Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes is a doubt for their trip to face Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League tomorrow.
The attacking midfielder twisted his ankle in the first half of their FA Cup semi-final game against Brighton & Hove Albion last weekend.
However, Fernandes played 101 minutes against the Seagulls despite the problem.
United manager Erik ten Hag says the Portugal international’s participation in tomorrow’s game is uncertain.
“We have to see how Bruno Fernandes is,” Ten Hag said (via Man United’s official website):
“We don’t know yet. He is a question mark. I think for the rest, we are quite okay.”
United have only Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez out of the clash against Spurs.
Martinez is out for the season, but Varane should return for the FA Cup final against Manchester City.
Tomorrow’s match will be crucial in the race for the top four. United are fourth in the table, six points ahead of Spurs, with two games in hand.
A victory for United would knock Tottenham out of contention for the Champions League.
Ten Hag warned his side that Tottenham will come into the game angry after their humiliating 6-1 loss to Newcastle.
Spurs sacked interim manager Cristian Stellini following the embarrassing loss at St James’ Park. It was their second managerial dismissal of the season after Antonio Conte was axed.
Club chairman Daniel Levy took responsibility for the decision and hired Ryan Mason to replace Stellini.
The businessman faces a tough period ahead with fan unrest, no sporting director or permanent manager, and the imminent departure of Harry Kane.
Ten Hag warned his side to be wary of the clever striker, who has 24 league goals. The former Ajax boss said they have a plan to stop him.
They may be drafting plans to help him score goals next season. He is reportedly Ten Hag’s primary target to reinforce the forward line, and they are preparing a summer move for him.
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