Recently, there have been rumours that the Manchester United midfielder might join a Saudi Arabian team, but Bruno Fernandes has refuted these rumours.
Despite a dismal start to the season, Manchester United captain Bruno Fernandes has refuted any rumours that he may be close to making a surprise move to Saudi Arabia.Due to the Red Devils’ five losses in their first 12 Premier League games this season, manager Erik ten Hag and several important players in the team are coming under intense scrutiny. Particularly considering that Fernandes only received the armband in the summer, she is not immune to this kind of treatment.
Fernandes was entrusted with the role of skipper after predecessor Harry Maguire was stripped of his duties, but things have hardly gone off without a hitch for the Portugal international. United’s attempt to retain their Carabao Cup crown ended with a fourth-round exit, they are by no means guaranteed progression from their Champions League group and sit sixth in the league table.
With the January transfer window just around the corner, a number of United players have seen their future called into question. Speculation touting Fernandes with the Old Trafford exit appears to be wide of the mark however.With that being said, the 28-year-old did make clear that he was unhappy with the way things have started for United this season. Fernandes made the comments while away with Portugal on international duty.”I’m focusing on the national team and United. I’m happy where I am,” Fernandes explained to Sport TV Portugal. “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.”Considering Fernandes is undoubtedly one of the finest signings of United’s post Sir Alex Ferguson-era, he has had to endure significant criticism during his nearly four years at the club.
Even this season, Fernandes has faced criticism from club icons like Roy Keane who question the former Sporting star’s eligibility for captaincy at a team of United’s calibre.
Fernandes has only scored four goals in 17 games this season across all competitions. He won’t be deluded by the fact that he needs to step up his game sooner rather than later for the benefit of United, even though one of those came in the form of a dramatic away victory against Fulham earlier this month.