Manchester United finished the 2020/21 Premier League season in second position. Not many would have predicted that at the start of the campaign. Especially after their shaky start when they had endured two defeats from their first three league games. It was clear that the Red Devils needed players to step up.
Perhaps expectedly, Bruno Fernandes was the man to set the pace for others. Signed from Sporting CP in January of 2020, the creative midfielder had previously proved his mettle by helping the club finish in the third spot in the 2019/20 season.
Thus, fans expected him to be the talisman this time around as well. And now, with the season completed, it would be fair to say that Fernandes has mostly lived up to those expectations. Consequently, the club is considering rewarding the midfielder’s effort with a new contract.
Thus, while the mood might be down at the moment after their Europa League final defeat against Villarreal, there could be some positive news on the horizon for the Red Devils.
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Fernandes is close to agreeing a huge new contract with Manchester United
As reported by the Mirror, Fernandes is close to agreeing a new £200,000-a-week contract with the Red Devils, which will see him double his current wages. It is believed that he is happy with the progress Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have made.
Fernandes has perhaps played the most important role in that. Last season, despite playing just half of the campaign, he was named the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year.
Having registered 28 goals and 17 assists from 58 games, according to stats from Transfermarkt, the 26-year-old managed to retain the award this season.
Since his arrival, he has established himself as a leader in this team. Not only has Fernandes improved players around him, but the onus of creativity on Paul Pogba’s shoulders has also decreased, which has seen the Frenchman perform better as well. Thus, it should not be a surprise to see the Portuguese superstar be rewarded with a massive new deal.