The reason Bruno Fernandes could struggle for Manchester United against Chelsea

Jamie Carragher has sent a Chelsea warning to new Manchester United signing Bruno Fernandes.

United travel to Chelsea for Monday Night Football in a couple of days and Carragher has explained that the Portuguese star should be ready for something ‘completely different’ at Stamford Bridge.

Fernandes was solid in his debut earlier this month in the draw at Wolves, which came on the back of his January transfer window switch from Sporting Lisbon.

The 25-year-old has since spent time with his team-mates during their warm weather camp in Marbella but Carragher insists he will face a much tougher test at Chelsea.

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Carragher told Sky Sports: “I always think midfield with Chelsea because Chelsea have got a really strong midfield in Jorginho, Kante and Kovacic in there.

“It’s really strong and they’ve still got people like [Mason] Mount or [Ross] Barkley who could drop in there also.

“With the new signing for Manchester United, Bruno Fernandes, coming in there as well, he made a decent start against Wolves in his first game.

“He’s been away with United now, getting to know his team-mates and integrate more so it’ll be interesting to see whether he plays central midfield or off the front as he played both positions in the game against Wolves.

“It will be interesting what happens in that area because that’s something where United wanted to strengthen, with [Paul] Pogba and [Scott] McTominay being out, so I think that’s where the game will be won.

“It will be interesting to see how Fernandes copes. It’s completely different playing away at Chelsea than playing at home to Wolves.”


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