Manchester United may have to change their priorities in the summer transfer window after Ian Wright and Roy Keane shared the same concern over Bruno Fernandes. The Portugal playmaker looked leggy as the defending champions were knocked out of Euro 2020 at the last-16 stage in a 1-0 defeat to Belgium.
Fernandes played in all four of Portugal’s games in a jam-packed 13 days at the tournament finals, starting all but one of them.
He is one of the first names on the team sheet for both club and country, and his gruelling schedule came after he played all but one of United’s Premier League games last term as well as the majority of matches in other competitions.
Fernandes is expected to be joined at Old Trafford this summer by Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are also targeting a striker, a centre-half and a defensive midfielder.
But the United boss may also need to think about signing back-up for Fernandes, after both Wright and Keane commented on how a busy season appeared to have taken its toll on the attacking midfielder.
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