Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has now admitted that he made a mistake in the way he used Bruno Fernandes last season.
Having featured in over 70 games for club and country last season, the Portugal international was indeed drained out before the end of the season.
From the start of the last campaign to midway through the season, Bruno Fernandes was on fire. However, leading up to the end of the season, he started to drift away and struggled for form.
Solskjaer has now revealed that he should have managed Bruno Fernandes better as he played way too many games.
Solskjaer is thankful that he has a larger squad to work with next season, and plans on distributing play time among the squad.
The United boss said: “We need to arrive in April and May with players fresh. We need players with that X factor who can make a difference. Bruno [Fernandes] last year for example, maybe I overplayed him but it was because he was so important for us.
“Adding these extra players — Jesse [Lingard] coming back, Jadon [Sancho] coming in, Anthony [Martial] being fit again — gives us a lot more to work with.”