Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes could miss Man United’s upcoming three matches after his teammate and former United forward Cristiano Ronaldo was tested positive for Coronavirus.
The Portuguese superstar was tested positive for COVID-19 after Portugal’s goalless draw against France on Sunday night in the UEFA Nations League.
Like Cristiano Ronaldo, Fernandes started the game against Paul Pogba’s France and was substituted in the 80th minute after putting out a decent performance.
According to the UK COVID-19 guidelines, anyone, who has come in direct contact with those who have contracted the virus, will have to be in self-isolation for two weeks. However, the rule does not apply to footballers who have been in athlete bubbles, as Fernandes has.
Following Ronaldo’s positive coronavirus result, the entire Portugal squad has been tested for the coronavirus and all results came back positive. Yes, including Bruno Fernandes’.
As such, it is very much likely that the former Sporting Lisbon midfielder will be part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad this weekend but A Bola claim the self-proclaim ‘warrior’ could miss Man United’s upcoming three tricky matches.
“In light of the protocol carried out by the English Government, 10 Portuguese internationals may have to comply with mandatory quarantine after contact with Cristiano Ronaldo, infected with Covid-19, at the national team stage.
“This is the same rule that will prevent Edinson Cavani from making his debut for Manchester United as early as Saturday, as the Uruguayan striker has not yet completed 14 days of isolation after arriving from Paris to sign for the Red Devils,” the publication say.
Bruno Fernandes will miss Manchester United’s next three games (Newcastle United, PSG and Chelsea) if the suggestions in Portugal are true but it is unlikely not to have the 25-year-old in the squad in any of those games.
Also, the prolific midfielder, who has scored 14 goals and provided 10 assists in 26 Man United appearances, could be in action for Portugal on Wednesday night against Victor Lindelof’s Sweden.
Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial have been ruled out of Newcastle United, with the former missing the St James’ Park trip due to coronavirus guidelines whilst the latter due to suspension.