Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Bruno Fernandes prolonged his contract at Manchester United until 2026 on Friday in a deal anticipated to make the Portuguese midfielder one of many membership’s highest earners.
Fernandes has been a key participant for the Red Devils since becoming a member of from Sporting Lisbon in January 2020, scoring 49 objectives and offering 39 assists in 117 appearances.
However, United want him to enhance on his detached type this season if the membership are to enhance on their present sixth place within the Premier League and make a robust end to the season to qualify for the Champions League.
United even have an possibility to increase the deal by an extra 12 months to 2027.
“From the second that I joined Manchester United, I’ve had a particular relationship with the membership and our superb followers,” mentioned Fernandes.
“I grew up watching this team, dreaming of getting the chance to play here one day. That dream is now a reality and an honour.”
Handing Fernandes a brand new deal is certainly one of new United CEO Richard Arnold’s first massive strikes since changing Ed Woodward because the membership’s most senior government in January.
Fernandes nonetheless had over three years to run on his earlier contract, however has reportedly been given a pay rise to replicate his standing on the membership.
Despite the 27-year-old’s finest efforts, United have did not win a trophy for the previous 5 years.
But Fernandes believes “the best is yet to come” from his time at Old Trafford.
“There is a lot extra that I need to obtain right here, and I do know that’s the similar for the remainder of the squad and workers,” he added.
“More than something, we need to give the followers the success that they deserve.
“We have shared some great moments over the last years, but the best is yet to come from myself and this team.”
Arnold’s consideration has now turned to appointing United’s new supervisor with Ajax boss Erik ten Hag and Paris Saint-Germain supervisor Mauricio Pochettino the entrance runners.
However, the membership’s soccer director John Murtough is assured Fernandes will play a significant position whoever the brand new boss is.
“Everyone is well aware of Bruno’s importance to Manchester United,” mentioned Murtough.
“His goals and assists record is phenomenal and he has performed remarkably consistently since he joined the club.”