Manchester United manager Olé Gunnar Solskjær has remained adamant and insisted that star midfielder Bruno Fernandes does not need a break after various reports emerged that the brilliant Portuguese midfield maestro is tired and should be given a break.
Fernandes was not his usual self and did not perform up to his usual high standard when Manchester United took on arch-rivals Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday in the Premier League. As a result of that, several pundits called on the Red Devils manager to give the midfielder some rest as they claimed that he is already tired due to the fixture congestion Premier League clubs have had to face recently.
Since Fernandes completed his switch from Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon to Manchester United last January, he has done remarkably well, proving doubters wrong and hitting the ground running as he scored 19 goals and provided 14 assists from midfield in only 32 Premier League games.
He has also won the League’s Player of The Month award on four different occasions, with the last one coming in December. This feat was a record-breaking one, as he became the first and currently the only player to have won four different Player of The Month awards four times in a single calendar year. However, he has not yet picked up in 2021 from where he stopped in 2020.
Ahead of Manchester United’s Premier League encounter against Fulham, Solskjær said outrightly that his star player is not tired and does not need a rest. The manager made reference to Bruno’s recent POTM triumph and added that he still makes runs and covers huge grounds every single game.
Solskjær will be hoping that Fernandes regains his best form, though, as it would be needed if the Red Devils want to stand a chance of winning the League title.