- Ole Solskjaer has stated that he may block Fernandes from playing for Portugal this month
- The Man United coach explained that allowing the player to travel will affect his team
- Manchester United are currently occupying second position on the Premier League table
Solskjaer who is the gaffer of Premier League side Manchester United has claimed that he may be forced to stop his brilliant midfielder Bruno Fernandes from playing for Portugal later this month.
Portugal will be playing three games this month in the World Cup qualifiers and their first tie will be against Azerbaijan on March 24 and will also face Portugal three days later before their last game of the month against Luxembourg on March 30.
Bruno Fernandes is one of the biggest Portuguese players coach Santos will be relying on for these three games in their quest to qualify for the next FIFA World Cup.
But Santos may be facing a serious battle from Ole Solskjaer who feels allowing Fernandes to leave for international duty could affect Manchester United.
Should the play-maker be allowed to travel, then he must have to quarantine for 10 days when he returns to the United Kingdom.
After his side were forced to a goalless draw by Crystal Palace, Ole Solskjaer according to the report on GOAL explained that it will be difficult for him to release Bruno Fernandes.
"We've not sat down and made a proper call on that one but it doesn't make sense if you lose your player for 10 days of isolation, of course it doesn't.
"We're the ones paying the players and from what I understand FIFA have given the rules that they don't have to be released.''
Meanwhile, Manchester United are still occupying second position on the Premier League table with 51 points after 27 games played so far.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Premier League club Manchester United equalled a Premier League record following their 0-0 draw with rivals Crystal Palace on Wednesday night, March 3.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men lost their way in the south London fog as they were held to a goalless draw at Crystal Palace.
United who were on top of the standings a few weeks back now trail league leaders Manchester City by a massive after a drab affair at Selhurst Park.
Chances were few and far between and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have now gone 285 minutes without a goal heading into Sunday’s derby at the Etihad.
Late on, Palace full-back Patrick Van Aanholt was played through but Dean Henderson ensured it finished 0-0 with a crucial save.
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Source: Legit Newspaper