Speaking ahead of Sunday afternoon’s blockbuster clash against domestic rivals Chelsea, Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes has admitted that no one is entitled to a starting place without working for it.
The headline news prior to Sunday’s kick-off at Stamford Bridge has been that star man Cristiano Ronaldo has been dropped to the bench by stand-in manager Michael Carrick.
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However, speaking ahead of the match, Fernandes, who will captain the Red Devils in Harry Maguire’s absence, insisted that when it came to his own reinstatement in his manager’s starting 11, he has to prove his worth every day.
🗣 “If you want to play in the first eleven, you have to prove it every day.”
Bruno Fernandes on the mentality of working hard every single day to keep his place in the starting eleven pic.twitter.com/GsO3xUJ5At
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) November 28, 2021