Tuchel’s Bruno Fernandes quip is something very familiar to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

When Ole Gunnar Solskjaer makes changes to his Manchester United lineup, there is always one name guaranteed to be in the starting XI: Bruno Fernandes.

The playmaker has become a leader at Old Trafford despite only being on the club's books for just over a year.

Fernandes' absence has previously led to a considerable drop off.

As such the 26-year-old is the first name on Solskjaer's team sheet, which has led to suggestions that he will eventually burn out.

Fernandes' goal involvements are immense and Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea side will have to contain him if they want to see off United.

The German was asked about his plans for the Portuguese star but made light of the question.

"Leave him out," he said on Sky Sports before the contest.

"That is the best way for us. Leave him out, give him a rest, he plays all the time."

Fernandes has been hailed as a standards driver on the red half of Manchester.

Solskjaer rested a lot of his key men in midweek for their clash with Real Sociedad.

United had seen off the Spanish side 4-0 in the first-leg of their Europa League clash and could afford to make change.

Fernandes though wasn't rested and instead was given the captain's armband.

His manager insisted that he wouldn't have taken well to being left out and included him to ensure the team's level didn't drop.

"He's done it before and he's one of the vocal ones," Solskjaer said.

"We know going into half-time 4-0 up is going to challenge your mentality because you might step it down a notch or two. But Bruno isn't going to allow that."

Fernandes is United's top scorer this term having scored 22 times in all competitions.

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