Bruno Fernandes seeks clarity on Future at Manchester United

Bruno Fernandes seeks clarity on his future amid a potential sacking of Erik Ten Hag and seeks a new deal at Manchester United.
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Manchester United signed Bruno Fernandes in January 2020 and ever since he has been a phenomenal part of the Club. The current United captain has consistently shown his class week in and week out and has been a leader on and off the pitch.

Manchester United has been passing through a tumultuous phase of its history where it has been unable to challenge for the prized trophies. Amid uncertainty at the helm of affairs at the club, it is normal for a player of Bruno Fernandes's stature to seek clarification regarding his own future and that of the club. Manchester United has seen a constant shuffle in its hierarchy ever since INEOS joined the club with a 25% stake. Major reshuffles have occurred during the past 6 months and more are expected to be made.

Rumors are ongoing about the future of manager Erik Ten Hag and his coaching staff. Amid this crisis, the Club Captain has sought assurances from the club on the future and a better deal for him. According to The Guardian, Bruno Fernandes is pushing for a new contract that will put him in the same pay bracket as the club's other highest earning players including Jadon Sancho, Casemiro, and Marcus Rashford. The Portuguese Magnifico has consistently shown performances week in and week out to deserve a raise. Bruno Fernandes is currently on a £220,000 a week salary signed in 2022 for a deal running till 2026 with an option for an extra year.

Bruno is also said to be unclear about the future of the manager Erik Ten Hag and who is expected to replace him as manager for the next season. Reports have poured in for a potential transfer for Bruno Fernandes with both Bayern Munich and Barcelona interested in the Portuguese midfielder. However, the United captain is an asset highly regarded by the INEOS owners who see him as a long stay for Manchester United.

The Verdict

It is yet to be seen how the story unfolds but as a player, Bruno Fernandes has been phenomenal for Manchester United and deserves the raise to make him one of the highest earners at Manchester United. The club needs to resolve the clouds of uncertainty around the team and make the environment for the club to thrive but, understandably, a big club like Manchester United and a player of Bruno Fernandes's stature will always have talks and distractions around them. What happens to this developing story is still to be seen but as a fan, Fernandes is a passionate United component and needs to stay to make the best out of what's ahead for Manchester United.