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Man United decide when to open contract talks with Bruno Fernandes

Manchester United are set to open talks over a new contract for midfielder Bruno Fernandes in the period of time between the Europa League finishing and the European Championship starting.

That’s according to The Sun, who claims senior officials at United are desperate to tie their top goalscorer down on an improved deal.

Since arriving from Sporting Lisbon just over 12-months ago, Fernandes has been a revelation.

Having made 76 appearances, the Portuguese star has already racked up a hugely impressive 39 goals and 25 assists, in all competitions.

The Sun claim that in an attempt to see the 26-year-old commit his long-term future to the Red Devils, they are preparing an offer of £200,000-per week – a sum understood to be around double what the midfielder earns now.

However, the window of opportunity to successfully negotiate a new contract is small.

There are just five days in the gap between the Europa League final (26 May) and players joining their national teams ahead of this summer’s Euros.

However, irrespective of any impending contract talks – Fernandes’ focus is likely to be entirely on the Europa League final later this month.

Following Harry Maguire’s recent injury while playing Aston Villa on Sunday, there are suggestions that should the English skipper miss out on the side’s final against Villarreal, Fernandes would be Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s preferred choice to captain the side.

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