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Manchester United boss Solskjaer ready to stop Fernandes playing for Portugal this month

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted he is ready to block Bruno Fernandes from going on international duty with Portugal next month.

Portugal is one of the countries on the ‘red list,’ requiring anyone returning from one of them to the UK to quarantine in a government approved hotel for 10 days.

With there being no exemption for elite athletes, FIFA have relaxed their rules on players being released and allowed clubs to stop them travelling.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is ready to block Bruno Fernandes from going on international duty

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is ready to block Bruno Fernandes from going on international duty

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is ready to block Bruno Fernandes from going on international duty

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp declared on Wednesday that he intends to take up that option with any of his players at risk of having to isolate on their return including Bruno’s Portugal team-mate Diogo Jota.

Solskjaer said: ‘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 isolation. 

‘We’re the ones paying the players and from what I understand that’s the rule, FIFA have given the rules that they don’t have to be released so I would think that’s going to be a hard call to make to let them go and play in red list countries.

‘I want Bruno ready against Brighton and hopefully that we’re through in Europe and against Tottenham after that break.’

The Portugal midfielder could miss three World Cup qualifiers later this month if he is stopped

The Portugal midfielder could miss three World Cup qualifiers later this month if he is stopped

The Portugal midfielder could miss three World Cup qualifiers later this month if he is stopped

Manchester United boss has voiced his concern at players travelling to countries on 'red list'

Manchester United boss has voiced his concern at players travelling to countries on 'red list'

Manchester United boss has voiced his concern at players travelling to countries on ‘red list’

Source: Daily

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