Bruno Fernandes within the “last-minute race” to be prepared for the quirky Atletico match

Ralf Rangnick has admitted that he’ll give Bruno Fernandes each conceivable second to show his health forward of Tuesday’s 16 second match within the Champions League towards Atletico Madrid.

Fernandes was a shocking omission from the Manchester United squad who disregarded Tottenham on the weekend, with Rangnick later confirming that Portugal’s nationwide workforce participant had examined optimistic for Covid-19.

That makes him an apparent doubt forward of Tuesday’s go to by Atletico, who’re nicely balanced after United had been fortunate sufficient to flee the primary spherical with a 1-1 draw.

“I do not know,” Rangnick admitted when requested if Fernandes could be prepared for Atletico. “We’ll have to wait and see until Tuesday. This will probably be a last-minute race with him – because of Covid.”

Rangnick was barely extra optimistic concerning the health of each Scott McTominay and Luke Shaw, who missed the Spurs recreation with a calf harm and a optimistic Covid take a look at respectively.

“With Scotty, I hope so, but he had some muscle problems with his calf. That’s why we decided not to play him. [against Spurs]because Scotty, just like Fred, is only valuable if he can perform at 100% of his physical capacity.

“Luke will hopefully return to coaching on Monday.”

United dominated the ball possession in the primary half however the dearth of urgency within the assault performed Atletico straight into the palms. Diego Simeone’s males scored an early aim via Joao Felix and barely regarded threatened earlier than Anthony Elanga’s late equalizer.

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