According to BBC, Manchester United are close to agreeing on a five-year contract extension with Bruno Fernandes. He has three years left on his current contract and Manchester United want to take no risks. The talks of a new contract were stalled in winter. However, United are already confident that the extension would be agreed upon by the player soon.
United’s Portuguese Magnifico did not waste any time to make his presence felt at the club. He has been one of the best midfielders in the world since joining the Red Devils. Manchester United had tried signing Fernandes in the summer of 2019. However, that did not happen and fans urged the board to sign Bruno Fernandes in January.
Luckily enough, the board paid attention to the fans’ voices and the club is enjoying the reward. Fernandes has single-handedly lifted Manchester United from the mud many times. After spending just two years at the club, he has become a core member of the squad. His performances have have been a shining light in an otherwise dismal season this year with punters like www.wolfwinner.com offering better odds on United competing for the Europa league next season than the Champions League. His fighting mentality also makes him a prime candidate to be Manchester United’s next captain.
Why Bruno Fernandes Has Been So Crucial For Manchester United?
Manchester United signed the attacking midfielder in January 2019. United had started the season well by beating Chelsea 4-0 at Old Trafford. However, United started to struggle later on and were feeling the absence of a number 10. Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata were also not performing at their absolute best. Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial had carried the attacking department that season.
Then came the Portuguese Magician in January. Many are dicey over signing a player in January – whether he will get settled or not. However, as soon as Bruno arrived, United’s game improved massively as he kept on creating chances. Not only did he create but he also became one of the best goal-scoring midfielders that season.
Bruno Fernandes continued that form for United in the next season too. He helped United reach the Europa League final but lost in an unfortunate penalty shootout. He still remains the club’s highest chance creator since his arrival in England. Even on a bad day, Bruno is capable of getting an assist or a goal to his name.
Manchester United are getting closer to extend Bruno Fernandes contract. Breakthrough in the negotiations last week – the agreement is now at final stages after talks opened last July. 🔴🇵🇹 #MUFC
Man United want him as key player for the future.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) March 24, 2022
Does The Portuguese Magnifico Deserve A Long-Term Contract With Manchester United?
If anyone does deserve a contract extension at the moment at Manchester United, then that is Bruno Fernandes. United has had a major dip in form this season where they are 6th in the Premier League table. But Fernandes is still giving his best. Since making his debut in the Premier League in February 2020, Bruno Fernandes has created the most number of chances in the league (201).
Manchester United are clearly experiencing one of their worst seasons in recent times. The only bright sparks have been David De Gea, Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Bruno Fernandes. In that worst season too, Bruno Fernandes is trying all he can to save United. He has completed 77 key passes in the league which is also the highest number in the league. He also ranks 2nd in shot-creating actions with 116 shots created. Fernandes also has the 3rd most passes into the penalty area (65).
He is doing all he can to create chances for United. His fighting spirit and passion are what other United players need at the moment. He needs to calm down a bit sometimes to avoid silly bookings but then again, such spirit is needed to play at the highest level. The new manager is likely to create a team where Bruno Fernandes will thrive resulting in maximum output from the Portuguese.
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Fernandes also has the character to be the future club captain. He has captained United on several occasions in which United have got some good and some poor results. Fernandes also walked out his team at the Parc des Princes to face PSG in which United came out victorious after Rashford’s last-minute winner. Bruno Fernandes could be even more lethal if he plays in a proper attacking system with a new manager coming in.
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