Official: Bruno Fernandes signs for Manchester United

Bruno Fernandes joins Manchester United

Bruno Fernandes has signed for Manchester United from Sporting Lisbon, subject to a medical and agreement of personal terms, says club officials.

This transfer saga has been long in the making, having been heavily linked with each other since last summer. Back in the last transfer window, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer turned his attention to defensive options, signing Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire, whilst acquiring just the one forward in Daniel James.

Now, after many flying rumours, constant dreaming and many months of patience, United have finally got their man, just when things were looking very Wesley Sneijder-esque.

Solskjaer's midfield fix

At 25 years old, the midfielder will no doubt be a positive addition at this age. Fernandes is far from young and inexperienced, having captained Sporting Lisbon for the past year and boasts of 301 appearances in professional football already. At the same time, the Portugal international has played for his country 19 times and is a few seasons off his 'peak' years.

So far this season, Fernandes has an almighty 15 goals and 14 assists in 28 games - Marcus Rashford is the only United player to score more this season. Last season, the creative midfielder bagged an almighty 32 goals, which was 16 more than the Red Devil's top scorer in Paul Pogba.

This means, from the centre of the pitch, United's new man has scored 47 times in his past two seasons for Sporting - nobody at the 20-times champions have even come close to that figure during this time.

ICYMI: Take a look at the winners and losers of Bruno Fernandes' move to Manchester United

Where does this leave Pogba?

As is always the case with Pogba during a transfer window, there are rumours and suggestions on what is next for the Frenchman. Right now, the United superstar is recovering from an ankle issue that has kept him out for the majority of the season thus far.

Should Fernandes continue his goalscoring, creative form at Old Trafford, we could see Pogba drop deeper into the midfield once he returns. In truth, it's hard to see the ex-Juventus man sitting on the bench, regardless of his teammate's form.

However, one thing is for certain: United have an almighty figure at the club.

ICYMI: Take a look at the winners and losers of Bruno Fernandes' move to Manchester United


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