Erik ten Hag not planning to rest Bruno Fernandes

Bruno Fernandes has been a key player under Erik ten Hag this season.

Speaking to reporters ahead of Manchester United’s league match against Leicester City, Erik ten Hag admitted he’s reluctant to rest Bruno Fernandes, despite the fact games continue to come thick and fast.

The Reds have three matches in the space of 7 days to play – including a trip to Wembley for the Carabao Cup final. Throw a second leg against Barcelona in on top of that and you can see why some fans think Ten Hag may need to rest a few players.

Under the current management we know that United go into every game with the aim to win. Even at Camp Nou during the week, there was no sitting back. It’s always about being on the front foot and trying to play intense attacking football, which is why a player like Fernandes is crucial.

Fernandes has been a vital player for United again this season, with the Portugal international often wearing the captain’s armband at a time Harry Maguire can’t get into the team.

“Bruno can cope with load standards that are really high and can take a lot of games,” said Ten Hag, as per The Express.

“He is a very fit player and so important for this team.

“First as captain, he’s an example on the pitch with the energy he puts in, and for our tactical approach in both the transition moments.

“Bruno is so important for this team. He’s a great example for everyone in the squad.

“I will think of rotating from a tactical approach – but sometimes from a load approach as well.

“We will have a look at it – but once again the next game is the most important, so we will play what we see as the best team.”

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