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Manchester United make decision on Bruno Fernandes release clause

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Reports linking Bruno Fernandes to Manchester United are back again and this time it’s Portuguese newspaper Record, who claim that even though Manchester United are massively interested in the playmaker, they aren’t yet ready to pay his release clause of £59million, which is also his asking price.

Manchester United reportedly came very close to signing the Portugal international back in the summer as well, however, the deal could not materialise.

With Lingard failing miserably in his position and Juan Mata completely out of form, there is no denying that Manchester United desperately need a creative midfielder.

There are quite a few midfielders Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is said to be interested in, including Leicester’s James Maddison who is also being closely pursued by English Premier League rivals Chelsea and Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish, however, it’s highly likely that none of them will be leaving their respective clubs in January.

Which again makes Bruno Fernandes as one of the critical players in the transfer market for Manchester United. Despite that, Portuguese newspaper Record claim that the Red Devils have decided they won’t pay Sporting’s £59million asking price – which is the midfielder’s release clause.

Man Utd have grown annoyed by Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata's inconsistency
Man Utd have grown annoyed by Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata’s inconsistency

That doesn’t mean Man United are not interested. A member of Solskjaer’s coaching staff reportedly travelled to watch Fernandes in action against Porto last weekend.

The player was unable to propel his side to victory, with Sporting slumping to a 2-1 defeat. But United are admirers and seemingly refusing to rule out a transfer before the end of the season.

Do you think Bruno Fernandes would be an upgrade over current Manchester United playmakers?


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