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Bruno Fernandes in action for Manchester United against Newcastle. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Club News: Bruno Fernandes set to miss clash against Aston Villa due to suspension

Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes will miss his side’s trip to Aston Villa next Sunday due to suspension. The Portuguese picked up his fifth yellow card of the season during his side’s 1-0 win over West Ham United (h/t Birmingham Live).

The 28-year-old started the game for Erik ten Hag against the Hammers and picked up his fifth yellow card in the 90th minute. He was earlier booked in the league against Newcastle United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Brentford.

Marcus Rashford scored the only goal of the game which was also his 100th for the club. It is likely that Fred will start the game with Casemiro in the middle of the park, with Christian Eriksen likely to play as the attacking midfielder behind the striker-given they all stay fit till the clash.

Fernandes has been a crucial player for Ten Hag this season. The Portuguese international has played the full 90 minutes in all our 12 league games this season, scoring two goals and assisting one in the process.

His importance is clear and the 28-year-old will be missed next weekend. The Portuguese has also been wearing the captain armband for all the games that club captain Harry Maguire has missed this season.

Villa will be with their new coach Unai Emery in the stands next weekend. The former Villareal and Arsenal manager replaced Steven Gerrard at the helm, who was sacked last week.

The Claret and Blue have been in poor form this season. They have lost their last three games and are currently 16th on the table with 12 points, 11 behind United who sit in fifth.

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United’s first focus now will be in the Europa League. The club travels to face Real Sociedad this Thursday. The Reds lost the reverse fixture at home 1-0 last month, and fans will hope for a win this time around.

Written by Devesh Kumar

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