Man United’s Fernandes: Rejects Saudi Move, Stays Committed
Bruno Fernandes, the current captain of Manchester United, has unequivocally dispelled any notions of departing the club amidst speculation linking him to a potential move to Saudi Arabia. Despite reports hinting at interest from Saudi clubs and the persuasive attempts, Fernandes staunchly affirmed his contentment and commitment to Manchester United.
Renowned transfer expert Fabrizio Romano had suggested that the Portuguese midfielder turned down two offers from Saudi Arabia, a decision supported by the Red Devils, who were resolute in not entertaining any bids for the former Sporting Lisbon star.
Nevertheless, persistent rumors have surfaced, hinting at a possible reunion between Fernandes and his compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo in the Middle East. However, while engaged with international duties, Fernandes, under contract with Old Trafford until 2026, emphasized his allegiance to both his national team and Manchester United, refuting the ongoing speculations and focusing on his professional objectives.
Acknowledging Manchester United‘s less-than-ideal start to the season, marked by a challenging league position and early exits from domestic competitions, Fernandes remained steadfast in his dedication. During an interview with Sport TV Portugal, he underscored his commitment to the club and disregarded media conjecture, preferring to concentrate on his objectives and sidestep distractions.
Despite a comparatively subdued performance this season, contributing with four goals and three assists in 17 appearances across various competitions, Fernandes faced scrutiny from club legend Roy Keane. However, United’s manager, Erik ten Hag, fervently defended Fernandes, lauding his integral role both on and off the field, stressing his indispensability to the team’s success.