Bruno Fernandes signs long-term Manchester United contract

Manchester United have announced that Bruno Fernandes has signed a new contract, which will keep him at Old Trafford until June 2026, including an option to extend for a further year.

The Portuguese playmaker arrived in January 2020 and has already won the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year award twice.

No other United player have created as many chances as Fernandes since he joined the club, so it’s obvious that his arrival had a positive impact.

The Portugal star, who is going to the World Cup later this year, has contributed 49 goals and 39 assists in just 117 games for United.

Speaking about signing a new contract at United, Fernandes told “From the moment that I joined Manchester United I have had a special relationship with the club and our amazing fans. 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. Even after two years, it still feels amazing to step out at Old Trafford, to hear the fans sing my song and to score in front of the Stretford End. It is a true privilege to wear this shirt and to fight for our incredible club.

“There is so much more that I want to achieve here, and I know that is the same for the rest of the squad and staff. More than anything, we want to give the fans 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.”

Fernandes has yet to win a trophy during his time at United, with the team failing to deliver a single piece of silverware in five years after crashing out of the Champions League.

The last chance we have of playing in Europe’s biggest competition next season is by finishing fourth in the Premier League.

We’ll need Fernandes back to his best to achieve that.

“Everyone is well aware of Bruno’s importance to Manchester United,” John Murtough, football director, said. “His goals and assists record is phenomenal and he has performed remarkably consistently since he joined the Club. Bruno’s work-rate, dedication and fantastic attitude are exactly what we want from a Manchester United player. He is the ultimate professional with many fantastic attributes to drive the high standards required to play for this great Club. Bruno, like everyone across the Football Club, remains hugely ambitious and determined to deliver sustained success on the pitch to get us back to challenging for titles.”

United take on Leicester City in the Premier League this weekend.

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