Solskjaer Hints Bruno Fernandes Could Play Against Wolves
Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has hinted that Bruno Fernandes could play some part in the club’s game against Wolves in the Premier League on Saturday.
However, Solskjaer, while speaking after his side failed to reach the Carabo Cup final, following a 3-2 aggregate defeat against rivals, City, remained cautious about Fernandes’ availability.
The Red Devils on Wednesday, confirmed that they have agreed a deal with Sporting Lisbon for the midfielder.
But United are yet to complete the signing of the Portugal international, though he is expected to have his medical at Old Trafford on Thursday morning.
“Bruno Fernandes ready to play against Wolves? Let’s get the contract signed and transfer done. The boy is fit and ready to play.
“What can Bruno Fernandes bring? A lot. Hopefully, we can get it over the line then we can talk more about the boy.”
United have been plagued with injury this season, especially in the midfield. Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay have been long term absentees for the club due to respective injuries.
Nemanja Matic, who was brought in to replace McTominay, will not be available against Wolves, following his red card against City at the Etihad on Wednesday.
United will pay an initial fee of £46.56 million plus add-ons for Fernandes, with the deal eventually rising to £67.76 million.
Sporting would receive further £8.46 million from United if Fernandes reaches what are considered easily achievable targets, and an additional £12.7 million if more difficult targets are met.