Fabrizio Romano shares what he’s now hearing about Bruno Fernandes’ future at Man Utd

Bruno Fernandes, a midfielder for Manchester United, is “one of the players most appreciated” by Saudi Pro League teams, according to Fabrizio Romano, who has officially said that no negotiations are underway for the player. After a dismal season, the 29-year-old’s future at Old Trafford is uncertain, although he is reportedly “fully focused” on the Premier League team for the duration of the current campaign.

After falling to title-chasing Arsenal on Sunday, United, who is vying for a spot in the Europa Conference League, suffered a setback to their chances of qualifying for Europe and now sits eighth in the standings as Erik ten Hag’s team prepares to play outside of Europe. It would be their lowest league finish in the Premier League’s history if they are unable to close the gap on Chelsea, who are now in seventh position.

Ten Hag heading Man Utd next season becomes increasingly unlikely given United’s poor season; that would entail a new beginning under new minority owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe.

Romano says there are no talks between the Premier League club and Saudi bosses 

It is expected that Fernandes would stay at Old Trafford despite his current difficult situation, as manager Ten Hag is expected to leave his position as Manchester United manager.

Graham Potter and Thomas Tuchel, two former Chelsea players, are also being considered for the possible position, along with England manager Gareth Southgate. Fernandes apparently wants to hold off until United’s immediate future is more certain, particularly in light of the potential appointment of a new manager.

Speaking on his Daily Briefing, Romano said:

“Since the Saudi Pro League project started more than one year ago, Bruno Fernandes has always been one of the players most appreciated by Saudi bosses, but at the moment it’s nothing concrete.

“Fernandes is fully focused on Manchester United and there are no talks – Bruno will not discuss anything until he knows more about the project at United, and possibly the change in manager, so there are many things to clarify at United first.

“Meanwhile, Fernandes has always been super committed to the club, so let’s see what happens.”

Fernandes Waiting For the United Project

The Red Devils could have a new manager next season 

Fernandes is still “super committed” to Manchester United, according to Romano, who also implied that Fernandes would prefer to continue with the team despite their disappointing year. When Ten Hag took the audacious choice to remove center-back Harry Maguire’s armband in July 2023, the Portuguese international was controversially named club captain.

Fernandes has been criticized for his leadership abilities in the past and some have questioned if he is the ideal man to lead the Red Devils, despite the fact that he is expected to be United’s lone successful signing in the last ten years—since Sir Alex Ferguson departed the team in 2013.

Since joining United for £46.6 million from Sporting Lisbon in 2020, he has been among the few players to excel amid challenging times under managers Ten Hag, Ralf Rangnick, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in recent years. In 230 games for United, Fernandes has amassed an incredible 79 goals and 64 assists, helping the team win the League Cup the previous season.

Furthermore, Fernandes has a fresh start at Old Trafford and no immediate plans to depart Manchester for the Middle East, according to Romano.

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