On Tuesday, a report from Portugal suggested their players on international duty would be forced to quarantine upon return to England.
A Bola ran the story after Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo tested positive for coronavirus.
The 35-year-old Juventus striker, formerly of Manchester United, will miss tonight’s UEFA Nations League game against Sweden but is “well, has no symptoms and is in isolation,” Portugal’s Football Federation said (via Reuters).
What’s important is the federation added that the rest of the Portugal squad had undergone tests as a result of Ronaldo’s positive, but they all tested negative.
You would think if the Portuguese players all tested negative for COVID-19 and are able to play against Sweden tonight, Bruno Fernandes will be available to tog out for United this weekend?
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be asked about his star midfielder on Friday when he holds his pre-match press conference but I don’t expect him to be absent from the squad, even if The Sun believes the relationship between manager and player took a hit during the 6-1 humiliation against Tottenham.
Last night Sport Witness dismissed those claims.
The official Manchester United Twitter account (@ManUtd) has dropped a hint that Fernandes will be available selection by using his picture in their pre-match coverage.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 14, 2020
Like we said above, the report from A Bola didn’t make a lot of sense but who knows? The world has been extra crazy the past 7-8 months.