Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has discussed his decision to change the position of Bruno Fernandes in recent fixtures.
Fernandes started from the right-wing in fixtures with Galatasaray and Brentford before the international break, a move from the midfielder’s usual central role.
The Portugal international has been one of the Premier League’s best creative talents in a central position since signing fro Manchester United, but Ten Hag believes the club captain is capable of performing from the right and said ‘injuries’ have played a part in his tactical tweak.
United have dealt with the absences of Antony and Jadon Sancho during the season’s opening weeks due to off-field issues.
“As a squad, in periods of the season you have to deal with certain situations like injuries, at full-back and right wing in the last couple of games. We have to find solutions,” Ten Hag said at his pre-match press conference ahead of this weekend’s Premier League game with Sheffield United.
“Bruno is a very good right winger as well, he has his freedom there, playing not typical but coming inside more, like the 10 role and always you want to use a player like this.
“He’s a player that creates one of the most chances in the Premier League. You always want him in a position where he is best. He will contribute to the positive result.”
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