Bruno Fernandes has signed a brand new contract to increase his keep at Manchester United till the summer season of 2026 with the choice for an additional 12 months.
The midfielder made an immediate impression upon his arrival at Previous Trafford from Sporting in January 2020, and has scored 49 targets and contributed 39 assists in 117 video games to this point.
Though his kind has come beneath extra scrutiny of late, the 27-year-old is seen as a key a part of United’s squad as they give the impression of being to nominate a brand new everlasting supervisor this summer season.
Fernandes mentioned: “From the second that I joined Manchester United I’ve had a particular relationship with the membership and our superb followers. I grew up watching this crew, dreaming of getting the possibility to play right here someday. That dream is now a actuality and an honour.
“Even after two years, it nonetheless feels superb to step out at Previous Trafford, to listen to the followers sing my tune and to attain in entrance of the Stretford Finish. It’s a true privilege to put on this shirt and to struggle for our unbelievable membership.
“There may be a lot extra that I wish to obtain right here, and I do know that’s the identical for the remainder of the squad and workers.
“Greater than something, we wish to give the followers the success that they deserve. We now have shared some nice moments over the past years, however the most effective is but to come back from myself and this crew.”
The brand new deal provides solely 12 months to the five-and-a-half-year contract Fernandes signed when he arrived in Manchester two years in the past, however is about financially rewarding a participant who has twice been named the membership’s participant of the 12 months, quite than an instantaneous have to tie him all the way down to longer phrases.
When Fernandes joined United, they’d struggled by the opening half of the 2019-20 season, amassing 34 factors from 24 video games, however after Fernandes made his debut Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s facet went unbeaten for the remainder of the league season.
Fernandes’s kind has noticeably dipped this time period although he has nonetheless registered 9 targets and 14 assists, and United recognised a have to carry his wages as much as an identical degree to different first-team gamers.
Soccer director John Murtagh mentioned: “Everyone seems to be properly conscious of Bruno’s significance to Manchester United. His targets and assists file is phenomenal and he has carried out remarkably persistently since he joined the membership.
“Bruno’s work-rate, dedication and unbelievable perspective are precisely what we wish from a Manchester United participant. He’s the final word skilled with many unbelievable attributes to drive the excessive requirements required to play for this nice membership.
“Bruno, like everybody throughout the soccer membership, stays massively bold and decided to ship sustained success on the pitch to get us again to difficult for titles.”