Register Login Scores

English Premier League

Ole Defends Bruno After 'Tired' Claims

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has responded to talk that Bruno Fernandes should be rested after his display against Liverpool.

Read: Solskjaer: Why I Took Fernandes Off

The Portuguese midfielder endured a frustrating evening at Anfield as the Red Devils drew 0-0 with the Reds on Sunday.

There have been calls to rest Fernandes in recent weeks, but Solskjaer has defended his talisman, saying he will not be given a break because it is not needed.

"His form is very good, he was just voted Player of the Month," Solskjaer explained, as per Goal.

"He's not tired, no, no chance. He is one of the players that runs and covers the ground in every single game, he's very good at recovering and recharging his batteries.

"If he scored his free-kick or if it just had a little air on the ball when Luke [Shaw] put the cross in, he'd have been lauded as the best player in Premier League again. Since he's come in, he's been absolutely immense. He's not tired and if I ask him he'll say there's absolutely no chance that he's tired.

"He's expected to create goals, score goals and sometimes the margins are against him. That free-kick, I saw that one in! There were a couple of passes that he played through and it was marginal as to whether the player was on or off[side].

Klopp Hits Out At Man Utd Tactics

"So he's always on the verge of creating something, even when he loses the ball, and that's the position I want him in and that's what he's been told to do. He has to be the creative one. I want him to play the passes he sees."

Solskjaer Gives January Transfer Update

Official: Messi's Punishment For Red Card Announced

Benni Among 49 Strikers EPL Club Spent £223m On

1 comments

Top 5

Parker’s Foul-Mouth Rant At Nurkovic?

125 May 13, 2021 12:54 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Real Madrid Transfer Talk: Seven Out, Eight In?

19 May 06, 2021 12:29 PM in LaLiga

Pitso Punished, Hands Ahly Players 24-Hour Rest

78 May 13, 2021 11:57 AM in Players Abroad

12 Players Mourinho Wants To Sign

4 May 07, 2021 12:21 PM in Serie A

Khune To Step Aside?

36 May 16, 2021 08:59 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Parker’s Foul-Mouth Rant At Nurkovic?

125 May 13, 2021 12:54 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

CAF Announce Host City For Champions League Final

27 May 16, 2021 12:34 PM in African Football

Portuguese Defender Spotted At Naturena

45 May 15, 2021 08:27 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Baxter Jets Out, Talks Ongoing

26 May 13, 2021 08:00 AM in Siyagobhoza

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

19 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Sundowns Most Valuable Left Backs Through The Years

13 May 13, 2021 04:18 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

23 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News