Many Manchester United fans are desperate for the club to conclude a deal to sign Bruno Fernandes this month.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are lacking in creative options and Fernandes has been identified as a player that could provide the link between midfield and attack.
According to the Telegraph’s James Ducker, the Sporting Lisbon captain is keen on a move to Old Trafford and talks are underway between the two clubs.
One man who is a fan of Fernandes is former United boss Jose Mourinho.
Speaking in the summer, Mourinho said he impressed with his fellow countryman’s goal return last season.
“I was surprised by the season of Bruno Fernandes,” Mourinho told Eleven Sports, as quoted by Manchester Evening News.
“It was easy to predict quality, he is a very good player, but scored a very high number of goals for a midfield player.
“It shows that you need to have instinct and qualities to score and he has it all. He strikes the ball well, heads well, cool when he is one-on-one with the goalkeeper. He finds space in the penalty area. It’s all there.”
Mourinho’s comments on Fernandes suggest he may have been interested in signing him when he arrived at new club Tottenham Hotspur.
But the Portuguese boss made it clear the North London club would not be making a move for Fernandes in this window.
“We are not a club that is going to make big transfers in the market, nor is it going towards players who are already developed or at a certain level of expectation, also economically,” he said, as quoted by Bleacher report.
“I would definitely say no because Bruno is a player of a level and value that is not for us.”
It seems as if the Reds have a free run at Fernandes this month, and the news that he is keen on a move is certainly encouraging. We feel this is an important deal for United to conclude to improve Solskjaer’s side considerably as well as giving fans a much-needed boost after a tough start to the season.