Bruno Fernandes

Fernandes to serve one-match suspension

Saturday 09 December 2023 17:02

Bruno Fernandes will miss Manchester United's trip to Liverpool in the Premier League next Sunday through suspension.

The Portuguese midfielder picked up a fifth booking in the competition this season during the closing stages of Saturday's 3-0 defeat to Bournemouth.

Our captain appeared to receive the caution for dissent, from referee Peter Bankes.

It was a hugely disappointing game for Fernandes and his team-mates.

Bruno had been walking the disciplinary tightrope for a number of weeks, with the bookings he had received coming before the end of October.

Fernandes was shown yellow cards in August's meetings with Tottenham Hotspur and Nottingham Forest, a game in which he struck the winner with a late penalty.

He was also booked during home defeats to Brighton & Hove Albion and Manchester City.

Bruno will therefore not be involved when we travel to Anfield for the 16:30 GMT kick-off.

He will, of course, be free to play when we host Bayern Munich in Tuesday's crucial Champions League game.