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Solskjaer backs Man-Utd’s Fernandes

Tue 19 January 2021 | 14:33

After being criticized for his poor performance against Liverpool, Solskjaer was fast to defend his Portuguese player in the face of criticism.

Manchester United

 manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, defended

Bruno Fernandes

after he was criticized for his poor performance in their goalless draw with


while admitting that the player will not be getting a rest since he is not tired.

The Portuguese star, who seemed to be out of form after he was replaced by

Mason Greenwood

at the 89th minute of the game, will continue to play in their upcoming matches, confirmed



“His form is very good, he was just voted Player of the Month,”

Solskjaer said.

“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].”

“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.”

Despite their minimized chances of scoring in the recent games, Solskjaer believes they have nothing to worry about as they prepare for their upcoming game against



“I think this season we've scored more goals and created more chances than before. I think it's a matter of time until those margins that we felt were against us against Liverpool go our way again,”

he added.

“We have players there who can do individual bits but the team is gelling better, relationships are working better. The foundation will always be the hard work and the shape and at Man Utd we are expected to create chances from everywhere and we have players to do that.”



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