Erik ten Hag says Bruno Fernandes’ ankle injury could keep him out of Thursday’s Premier League match against Tottenham Hotspur.
The 28-year-old Portuguese international was substituted in extra time after suffering a first-half injury in Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final penalty shootout win over Brighton & Hove Albion.
Ten Hag gave no return date.
With five league goals and six assists, Fernandes has been crucial for fourth-placed United.
Bruno Fernandes must be assessed. We’re unsure. “It’s a question mark,” Ten Hag told reporters Wednesday.
He played a complete game and got injured in the first half. Tomorrow is short, so let’s see what’s feasible.”
The United manager expects Spurs to be fired up after their 6-1 loss to Newcastle United.
“It’s obvious they had a really bad defeat, of course they are mad and that can be fuel for bouncing back,” Ten Hag added.
We’re the hungry ones. That’s how we have to prepare to start the game strong, dominate, and control it.
The Dutchman complimented Spurs and England captain Harry Kane and predicted his club would find a way to stop him.
We must protect together. Smart player. “You don’t let him in because he can change the game,” Ten Hag said.