Newcastle United, Tottenham & Aston Villa boost as Manchester United handed major injury concern

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Manchester United could be without one of their star players this week.

Manchester United are concerned about Bruno Fernandes’ fitness ahead of back-to-back games against European rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa.

Fernandes suffered a knock during the first-half of the Red Devils’ penalty shootout victory over Brighton and Hove in the FA Cup semi-final on Sunday.

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The Portuguese international remained on the Wembley pitch until the 101st minute before limping off in place of Wout Weghorst.

And in the last 24 hours, his wife Ana Pinho has sparked major injury fears after uploading a photo to her Instagram story.

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Fernandes is pictured sitting on a sofa with his right leg elevated and his ankle strapped up. There is also a protective boot and a pair of crutches on the floor next to him.

An injury to the 28-year-old will come as a big blow to Erik ten Hag’s side and their quest to finish in the Premier League top four.

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They travel to fifth place Tottenham Hotspur on Thursday night having dropped into fourth after Newcastle United thrashed Spurs 6-1 at St James’ Park.

Man United also face Aston Villa this weekend. Unai Emery’s side have entered Champions League qualification contention after a nine-game unbeaten run.

Ten Hag recently lost Lisandro Martinez for the remainder of the campaign due to an Achilles injury, while Raphael Varane and Alejandro Garnacho also remain sidelined.

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