Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has spoken out after the Brazilian FA moved to ban their players from playing in the Premier League this weekend.
As it stands, Fred will be unavailable for Solskjaer on Saturday when Manchester United play host to Newcastle.
Following the failure by clubs to release players for international duty, despite COVID-19 related concerns, the Brazilian FA asked FIFA for the ban and the request was permitted – as per the Independent.
Speaking ahead of this weekend’s clash against the Magpies, Solskjaer revealed his stance on the barbaric ban.
“Lose, lose situation, national teams, players, clubs, it’s been a farce, really,” Solskjaer told reporters, as per the Manchester Evening News.
“The players want to play but we all know what kind of situation we find ourselves in the last year and a half with the pandemic, to limit the spread of the virus, we’ve worked really hard to try and find a way, private jets, there are ways of getting them in and out but all of the decisions have gone against the players, want to play for national teams and clubs but not allowed. disappointed with the whole thing, common sense might not be common anymore.
“Fingers crossed, some sense comes into people’s minds.”
There is no common sense here because the Brazilian FA have boldly put their players in a difficult situation.
While we can all understand the frustration from Brazil following the failure to release players for international duty, in this age the authorities are right to take caution seriously, but inflicting bans is a step below the belt.
Let’s hope they can come to some sort of agreement before kick-off on Saturday.