Manchester United handed injury worry as star man is spotted wearing protective cast ahead of Crystal Palace

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Manchester United star man is running out of time to be fit for the trip to Selhurst Park on Monday.

Manchester United captain Bruno Fernandes is a doubt for the game against Crystal Palace having been spotted wearing a protective cast on his wrist. Ahead of the game, United manager Erik ten Hag had hinted he was a doubt but stopped short of completely ruling him out. 

He told reporters on Friday afternoon: "After the game (vs Burnley) we had an issue with Bruno so he is a doubt for Monday, but he will fight to be a part of this game, as we know with Bruno. 

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“Never rule him out for any game and he is giving his best to be available.”

The Portuguese midfielder is only one of four United players who has not been forced out of a match this season through injury. He would be desperate to be ready as they look to cement their position in the hunt for European football next season.

The 29-year-old picked up an injury in the FA Cup semi-final win against Coventry City and has since played through the pain barrier against Sheffield United and Burnley. 

Nearly two weeks after the game, he still has the strapping and was spotted in a coffee shop in Wilmslow on Friday morning according to the Manchester Evening News.

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Palace want to end the season 

Crystal Palace have gone four games without a defeat for the first time this season, winning three of those as they look for a strong end to a challenging season.

Manager Oliver Glasner joked that the more they went through games without a defeat, he’d be happy to give players days off in a bid to keep everyone happy. They take on United at a time when they could only draw against Burnley at home and in desperate need of a win.

In what is without a doubt a massive boost, they will have the trio of Michael OliseEberechi Eze and Marc Guehi all fit for the first time in three months.

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