Man Utd gave Bruno Fernandes a boost after Cristiano Ronaldo tested positive for coronavirus


Bruno Fernandes will not have to self-isolate after Cristiano Ronaldo tested positive for coronavirus, giving Manchester United a boost. The Juventus superstar tested positive on Tuesday while on international duty with Portugal despite being asymptomatic, and he is now self-isolating in the team hotel.

All other players, including Fernandes, have tested negative, but reports in Portugal have claimed that under new UK regulations they could still be forced to stay at home for two weeks due to the fact that they came in close contact with Ronaldo.

However, the Telegraph claimed that was not the case and Fernandes should be available for the weekend’s clash with Newcastle.

Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes will not have to quarantine

The publication cited the case of Kieran Tierney, who is set to miss Arsenal’s return to action this weekend as he is forced into self-isolation.

The Scotland defender is said to have had close contact with teammate Stuart Armstrong during his international service.

But Fernandes and his Portugal teammates are not believed to have had close contact with Ronaldo on the inside, and it looks like they have been given the green light to avoid a quarantine.

This is undoubtedly huge news for Manchester United and their Premier League rivals, with Wolves having five players in the Portuguese squad (Rui Patricio, Nelson Semedo, Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho and Daniel Podence), Manchester City with three (Joao Cancelo, Ruben Dias and Bernardo Silva) and Liverpool with one (Diogo Jota).

Cristiano Ronaldo tested positive on Tuesday while on international duty with Portugal

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United are already missing new signing Edinson Cavani, who ends his mandatory two-week isolation on arrival in the UK.

His case is slightly different from Fernandes, however, in that he was not in a team’s secure bubble when he traveled from France.

The Red Devils have had a miserable start to the season, losing two of their first three games of the Premier League campaign.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will travel to St James’ Park to face Newcastle on Saturday night before facing Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League next Tuesday.


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