Bruno Fernandes has established himself as an absolute superstar ever since joining Manchester United in January of 2020. Many will argue that he has been the best player in the Premier League since arriving at Old Trafford.
He has been the latest in a growing list of brilliant players that the Red Devils have signed from Sporting Lisbon over the years. Of course, both Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani came through the club before moving to Old Trafford. Marcos Rojo was also with the Portuguese giants before joining Manchester United.
According to stats from Transfermarkt, he has scored 24 goals and provided 14 assists this season in 51 appearances across all competitions. And he is in the top five of both the top scorers and top assist providers list in the Premier League for the current campaign.
Thus, it is safe to say that fans of the club will be delighted with the Portuguese international and will want him to stay at Old Trafford for a long time. And it looks like Fernandes himself might have ambitions to remain at the club even beyond his playing career. As reported by the club’s official website, he said:
"“I’m trying to enjoy the football, you know. I think I want to be a coach. Honestly, I would like to be a coach.“I don’t know which team I would like to manage. Of course, the biggest team if I can manage Manchester United, I will be happy. I can leave now just some words so if people see this, if I’m a manager in the future, the fans can make some pressure to bring me as a coach!“But I think I would like to be a coach in the future. I’m not sure but for what I feel for football, for the feeling I have, I think I have to continue to be inside of football because my whole life is about this. So I think, in the future, it needs to be with football too.”"
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Fernandes has ambitions of managing Manchester United in the future
Of course, great players always do not become great managers. But if someone like Fernandes ends up becoming a top manager, he will probably have every chance in the world to be handed the Manchester United job one day.
That is for the future though. At 26 years of age, Fernandes has a long playing career ahead of him before he even starts to break into coaching or management.
Him having these future ambitions is an encouraging sign though and just goes on to show the passion that he has for the game of football. And if he ends up becoming nearly as good of a manager as he is a player, the club should not think twice before appointing him.