The preparations for Manchester United ( MU ) to face Atletico Madrid in the second leg of the last 16 of the Champions League were slightly disturbed. Two Red Devils players, Bruno Fernandes and Luke Shaw, tested positive for COVID-19.
Bruno Fernandes has indeed been absent due to illness in the victory that Manchester United won over Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday (13/3/2022) early morning hrs.
At that time, as reported by Marca, Ralf Rangnick only stated that he still had to wait whether the Portuguese player could be ready to play when he hosted Atletico Madrid in the second leg of the Champions League at Old Trafford.
With the outstanding contribution of Bruno Fernandes, who has scored nine goals and provided 14 assists in all competitions this season, the absence of the Portuguese player will be quite a blow for United against Atletico Madrid.
Luke Shaw is also still being watched
Not only Bruno Fernandes, Luke Shaw who is a mainstay on the left side of the MU defense is also doubtful to appear when it comes to entertaining Diego Simeone’s team.
“This will be a last minute decision regarding him due to COVID-19,” continued the German United manager.