Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: “Bruno is one that I also have to protect,” after Carabao Cup win over 0-2

 Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed to upsetting Bruno Fernandes last week. Fernandes has proven to be one of Manchester United best signings in recent years since joining from Sporting Lisbon back in January.

Bruno Fernandes in the second half of previous season helped secure a top-four finish to struggling Manchester United. Bruno Fernandes is currently the top scorer of United and already has nine goals and five assists in 13 Premier League matches.

Speaking ahead of Wednesday’s Carabao Cup match-up against Everton, Solskjaer admitted that he would need to rest his superstar at some point.

“Bruno is one that I also have to protect,” Solskjaer said.

With this hectic schedule, the manager admitted that Bruno Fernandes may well need to be rested to keep him in top shape for the upcoming important matches as they face Leicester City on Boxing Day.

However, the midfielder Fernandes is not asking for the rest and continue to play in domestic matches as well. Though manager admitting before the game against Everton that the midfielder was frustrated at being withdrawn against Leeds.

“I never said that [he would rest Bruno Fernandes],” Solskjaer told Sky Sports.

“I took him off last game and he wasn’t happy — Bruno is one of those who recover very quickly, but then again if games are won, why not rest him then.”

A win over Leicester City on Boxing Day would make them sit on the second position.

Manchester United were 15th at starting of the league but the strong run of results has seen them climb them back to top 4 positions.

And Solskjaer admits there is a pleasant mood at Old Trafford heading into the New Year.

“Yeah, I think so. It’s so much easier, of course, when you get results,” he said.

“We’ve been working on the spirit and the personalities around the place anyway, and the culture is really good.

“Of course it helps the mood when you’re getting good results.”