Bruno Fernandes pictured in protective boot as Manchester United injury woes continues

Bruno Fernandes injured against Brighton

Bruno Fernandes pictured in protective boot as Manchester United injury woes continues

Stephen Oladehinde 23:08 - 24.04.2023

Bruno Fernandes was taken out during the extra time of Manchester United's FA Cup semi-final victory over Brighton on Sunday, and it appears that he has sustained an injury.

Manchester United defeated Brighton 7-6 on penalties after playing an intense 90 minutes in the semi-final of the FA Cup and booked a meeting with Manchester City in the final as they both aim for the trophy.

Wout Weghorst was brought in to replace Bruno Fernandes in the 101 minutes of the match at Wembley Stadium on Sunday after it appears that the midfielder injured his ankle during the game.

He was later pictured on an Instagram post by his partner Ana Pinho showing the protective boot which will leave United fans In a lot of worries.

Bruno Fernandes seen wearing protected boot
Bruno Fernandes seen wearing protected boot

United injury worries

Several injuries have already been sustained by United players as they fielded Luke Shaw and Victor Lindelof in the defence against Brighton because Maguire was out with a suspension and Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane were injured.

Varane may play in the FA Cup final, according to a statement from Ten Hag on Sunday, although Martinez will miss the remainder of the campaign due to an injury sustained in the 2-2 draw with Sevilla on April 13.

Due to a severe knee injury, Donny van de Beek has also been forced to withdraw from the remainder of the season. Scott McTominay is also out, and Alejandro Garnacho is currently working his way back.

Fernandes likely to miss some games

Bruno Fernandes has always been present in the Manchester United squad this season. He has been the captain of Erik Ten Hag’s side in the absence of Harry Maguire.

As it stands it’s looking more unlikely that Fernandes will not make the trip to North London in the Premier League on Thursday as they prepare to face Tottenham.

However, no update has been given on Fernande's recent injury and will likely miss more than one game in the coming weeks. Ten Hag is hopeful he will be back before the FA Cup final against Manchester City.

United has a two-game advantage over Tottenham who are fourth on the Premier League table. They are also tied on points with Newcastle after thrashing Spurs at the weekend.