Sporting President Reveals Latest On Manchester United’s Bid To Sign Bruno Fernandes

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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen on signing Portugal International Bruno Fernandes after he scored 31 goals from midfield last season.

With the transfer window ending in three weeks, the club must act fast if they are to sign the Sporting midfielder. The deal to take the player to Old Trafford has another twist to it.

Sporting Lisbon president Frederico Varandas Bruno is expecting to make big bucks from the player’s sale and he is adamant Fernandes won’t be sold on the cheap.

Varandas said: “We are always subject to the transfer market. We’re would not accept a €62m bid. We have not yet had concrete proposals.”

Meanwhile, Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay is confident he can be an important player for Manchester United despite the club’s interest in signing Fernandes.

McTominay said, according to The Mirror: “Regardless of what other signings come in or who plays where, you have to back yourself to be a Manchester United player.

“That’s one thing I’ve done over the last two years, I’ve always backed myself.

“I’ve tried to train hard and I’ve always wanted to do extra things to try and give me that one per cent ­difference.

“When it comes to crucial times in big games like ­ Barcelona or PSG in the Champions League, it’s important you’re ready for them.

“I’m ready to be a regular starter. That was my goal two years ago and last year, it has always been my goal.”