Ahead of their clash against Benfica on Friday, Sporting Lisbon manager Jorge Silas Fernandes believes that only a "catastrophe" would prevent Bruno Fernandes from playing in the tie.
With injuries to Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay, United are looking to galvanize their midfield with Fernandes reported to be a transfer priority.
Speaking in a press conference ahead of their clash against Benfica, Silas insisted that Fernandes will feature in the tie, "The only certainty I have is that Bruno will be [there].
"We have prepared the game with him, trained very well, he is an extraordinary player and is the best player in the league.
"Bruno is not worth that money, much more. He attacks and still kills himself to defend. There is no player who does what he does.
"When we have such a player it is normal for a lot of people to want him. Only if there is a catastrophe he will not be [playing on Friday]."
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