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Man United team news: Solskjaer reveals if Fernandes will feature vs Wolves, enforcer unavailable

Manchester United’s new signing Bruno Fernandes will feature against Wolves on Saturday, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed.

The Red Devils boss revealed that Fernandes is fit and will be a part of the match day squad for the Wolves clash.

What remains to be seen is the role he will play at Old Trafford which will be decided after he trains with the team on Friday.

“He’s fit enough to play and he’ll be involved definitely. He’ll be in the squad. Let’s get the training out of the way today. He’s had of course a few hectic days now and even with his little daughter’s three-year birthday yesterday, so I don’t know how much he will be involved, but he’s in the squad.”

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Bruno Fernandes

Fernandes’ arrival comes at an opportune time when United have Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay out injured.

United’s midfield problems were further compounded in midweek when Nemanja Matic picked up a red card in the second leg of their League Cup semi-final second leg against Manchester City.

As a consequence, the Serbian is ruled out for the weekend serving a one-match suspension.

United are also without Marcus Rashford for the next few weeks, who has suffered a back injury.

Young defenders Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Axel Tuanzebe are also ruled out for the coming weeks.

Argentine defender Marcos Rojo has gone out on loan until the end of the season to Estudiantes in his home country while fellow centre back Eric Bailly is expected to return soon after featuring for the youth sides over the past few weeks.

United head into the fixture in fifth place, level on points with both Tottenham and Wolves but ahead of the two on goal difference.

Solskjaer was impressed with his team in their 1-0 victory against City despite losing out on aggregate and will be hoping his side can finally find some consistency which they have struggled with all season.

Wolves were knocked out of the FA Cup earlier this month by United after a replay while the reverse fixture ended in a 1-1 draw.

United have also signed Southend goalkeeper Nathan Bishop but he is expected to be behind David de Gea and Sergio Romero in the pecking order.

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