Manchester United have told their players who are not in England to return even though there are no plans to return to training, sources told ESPN.
Members of the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer team who had exiled abroad during the coronavirus pandemic have been told to arrive back in the UK this week.
They have not been told when to report back to Carrington, which has been closed to most players and staff since the Premier League was suspended on March 13.
Fernandes, the January signing of Sporting Lisbon, has returned. The club does not expect that players who come from abroad must enter quarantine beyond the limits set by the British government.
The Premier League hopes to resume the current campaign in June – potentially in neutral venues behind closed doors – but the proposal hasn’t been given the green light.
The United players have been training at home with the help of individual fitness programs and specialist equipment.
The Solskjaer team is fifth in the standings, three points behind fourth Chelsea, with nine matches left.