Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes pictured in a driving accident a day before facing Liverpool
The midfielder is said to be unhurt despite the accident and is expected to train as usual today ahead of the big game against Liverpool tomorrow in the Premier League. Fernandes was seen standing on the side of the road, looking to be all right as his Porsche seems to have been involved in a car crash with a Volkswagen.
The incident took place close to the 27-year-old’s home in Cheshire, near United’s training complex. Fortunately, the other party involved in the accident have also come out unscathed from the crash.
Pictures posted on social media revealed that the front airbags were burst inside Fernandes’ £90,000-worth car. His right-hand wheel seemed to be badly buckled and forced in against the frame, displaying large scuff marks on the outside.
Rangnick confirms Bruno’s availability
The incident saw emergency crews arrive quickly at the scene, with the two cars lying apart from each other, visibly battered on the narrow road. The Portugal international’s car seems to have knocked the other Volkswagen into a fence, with the driver’s door hanging open.
United interim manager Ralf Rangnick has since confirmed in his pre-match press conference ahead of the Liverpool game tomorrow that nobody was injured in the accident, while also saying that Fernandes will be fit to face the Reds and that he had trained with the team.
“Yes, he’s training with the team, obviously the accident happened on the way to Carrington but as far as I know nobody was injured. He trained with the team, he was okay and will be okay for tomorrow.”
The pictures doing the rounds on social media certainly seem horrifying, with the player lucky to have escaped any serious injury. The same goes for the party in the other car that collided with Fernandes’ vehicle, as debris is seen scattered all across the road.
Fortunately for Fernandes and United, the midfielder was close to Carrington and his house, so in case of an emergency, he may have been well-positioned to seek help if required. At this time, not much is known about who Fernandes was involved with in the car crash.
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As far as fans are concerned, the player’s availability for the Liverpool game tomorrow night will be the biggest takeaway from this news, given how important he is to the team’s chances as they chase a top-four spot in the Premier League table.
It is encouraging news to hear from Rangnick about Fernandes being safe, uninjured, and present at the training ground in good shape. We can only wish that such untoward incidents do not occur again for the safety and wellness of our players and their families.