• May 27, 2024

Man Utd’s Impressive Premier League Standing Without Bruno Fernandes as Captain Nears Exit

This article contains affiliate links, and we will receive a commission on any sales generated from it. Bruno Fernandes has been a rare highlight in Manchester United’s season (Image: Getty). If not for the goals and assists of Bruno Fernandes, Manchester United would be battling against Premier League relegation. The Red Devils captain has been one of the few stars to take any credit from a disappointing season and has flirted with an exit ahead of the summer transfer window, which may be seen as a major blow at Old Trafford.

Since arriving from Sporting Lisbon in January 2020, the Portugal international has been a key player for United, with ten of his 15 goals across all competitions coming in the Premier League, along with seven top-flight assists. His impact this season has been immense, as without his goals and assists, United would theoretically be 17 points worse off, which would put them in 16th place on 33 points, eight points clear of the relegation zone with three matches remaining. Individual quality from Fernandes, Garnacho, and Hojlund has kept United in the hunt for European football qualification next season. Losing the 29-year-old before the start of next term would be a huge loss for United and shareholders INEOS.

Fernandes insists that he will not think about his future until after Euro 2024, although he has not ruled out a departure, stating, “A player always has to want to be here, but at the same time, you have to want him to stay.” United will surely want to keep Fernandes, even if he is one of the players for whom the hierarchy will not entertain offers at all. A revival next season, either under Ten Hag or a new manager, will likely be heavily dependent on Fernandes’ form.

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