Bruno Fernandes has responded to recent reports linking him with a move to Saudi Arabia from Manchester United.
The Old Trafford captain is a player we all look at and assume to be unsellable so any Saudi approach would make little sense, although that is probably why they wanted to make it happen.
Earlier this month, it was reported that an unnamed Saudi Pro League side were set to have talks with Fernandes’ agent to try and convince him. But at the time we explained there was little chance this would happen.
Now, Bruno has had his say on the matter…
Fernandes on Saudi Pro League rumours
Speaking with Sport TV Portugal, Fernandes shared his opinion on any potential Saudi move.
“I’m focusing on the national team and United. I’m happy where I am. In the national team, we had some very good times, at Manchester United, we didn’t start the way we wanted.
“I don’t look at rumours. I don’t pay attention to them. Today, it’s very easy to spread rumours in the press. I prefer to concentrate on my goals .”
As expected, Fernandes shot the rumours down as he is probably planning on numerous further years with the captain’s armband on for United before he considers a departure.
Bruno Fernandes is too important to let go
It is just as well he wants to stay too, as without United’s number eight, Erik ten Hag would be having an even more difficult time.
Fernandes hasn’t been at his optimal level this season but is still the player who has the most expected assists in the league (3.81 xA with just 2 assists), yet is somehow massively underperforming that stat.
He is also still capable of pulling out clutch moments such as his late strike against Fulham to secure all three points for United.
Fernandes isn’t the only United player to be linked with a move to the Pro League, with Casemiro’s name also being mentioned.