Bruno Fernandes expresses sympathy for teammate, Van de Beek

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Bruno Fernandes has admitted he feels sorry for teammate, Donny van de Beek, amid the latter’s continued struggle to nail a regular starting place at Manchester United.

The Netherlands international made only his 10th start of the season in the 3-2 win over Liverpool on Sunday, although he didn’t have much impact, as the game dragged on at 2-2.

He was replaced by Bruno Fernandes in the second half, and the Portuguese proved the difference, as he scored a brilliant free kick, to hand us the win.

Fernandes, however says he understands what Van de Beek must be going through, and admitted he would feel bad if he was in the same position.

Speaking after the match, the 26 year old said, “Donny had a great game.

“Playing in the position I play, watching him he moves really good and played really well.

“It’s important for us. If I was in the position of Donny I would not be happy at all but the most important is doing what he does today, coming in and helping the team.

“We have a really good squad and we have options. If you look at the bench and the first XI today and the ones at home, we have a really good squad.

“It will not be a problem if we change the team or someone is tired because we have really good players.”