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Ole Gunnar unwilling to allow Bruno Fernandez to play for Portugal

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is weighing up whether to block Manchester United star

Bruno Fernandes from traveling with Portugal during the international break due

to COVID-19 quarantine.

Portugal are scheduled to play three World Cup qualifiers this month - at home

to Azerbaijan (March 24), away to Serbia (March 27) and on the road against

Luxembourg (March 30).

Linking up with Portugal would mean Fernandes would be subject to a 10-day

quarantine in a government-approved hotel upon his return to the United

Kingdom amid the coronavirus pandemic.

It would also leave Solskjaer without the services of Fernandes against Brighton

and Hove Albion (April 3) and Tottenham (April 10)

Asked about the situation , United manager Solskjaer told reporters: "We have not sat down and

made a proper call on that one but it doesn't make sense if you lose your player

for 10 days' isolation.

"We are the ones paying the players, from what I understand, that [being allowed

to ban players traveling] is the rule.

"FIFA have given the rule that they dont have to be released, so it is going to be a

hard call to make to let them play in red-list countries.

I want Bruno ready for Brighton and hopefully we will be through in Europe and

against Tottenham after that break, of course l do."

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