Bruno Fernandes contemplated Manchester United future before signing a new contract

Bruno Fernandes has revealed that he requested for clarification on Manchester United’s future before committing his future to the membership till at the least summer time 2026.

The Portugal worldwide, 28, signed a four-year deal in April 2022 when United appeared to be struggling on and off the pitch with interim supervisor Ralf Rangnick in cost.

Fernandes’ new contract was a shock as Erik ten Hag’s appointment was but to be confirmed however the former Sporting Lisbon captain stated he held talks with soccer director John Murtough and technical director Darren Fletcher in regards to the membership’s goals.

The midfielder’s resolution to place pen to paper at Old Trafford appears to be paying off with United competing on all 4 fronts and going into the Manchester derby on the again of eight consecutive wins.

Fernandes, when requested if he contemplated his future, stated: “I all the time stated, it is such an honor and a dream come true (to play for this membership). But clearly I got here to the membership and my intention is to win trophies, as a result of I understand how huge this membership is and I understand how huge we will nonetheless be and obtain good issues and massive issues.

“So I had a dialog final yr with the membership when everybody knew that Ralf (Rangnick) was not the coach for the future and when the membership determined that I spoke to the membership and I stated I need to be a answer for the membership, I need to be useful for the membership, however I additionally need to know the place we’re going. Is there a plan, is there a future? This was before I signed my new contract as a result of I stated to the membership, clearly cash is essential, nobody can cover that, it is all the time essential to earn increasingly and extra in soccer or life, no matter job you do, you all the time need to have the perfect for your self.

“But at the moment, for me I stated I’m on good cash, I do not need a new contract with out figuring out that we now have a good future within the membership. I need to know the place we’re going, I need not know who the supervisor is, however I need to know simply as a membership, do you assume we now have a future? Do you may have a plan for the future? What are your ideas on the place we will go? What does the membership need? Does the membership need to obtain trophies or does the membership need to construct one thing to go to the Champions League?

“Because for me, that is not sufficient and the membership calls for extra, the historical past of this membership, the standard of the gamers we now have, it calls for extra than simply being right here and preventing for fourth place. It calls for trophies, it calls for at the least preventing for trophies. We do not need to win all of the trophies however we now have to struggle for the trophies and as a membership and the standard of gamers, we now have the standard to do this and we have been displaying that, so I simply need to know if that is the future.

“And the membership has stated they’ve a plan, that is what they need, we agree with you that the extent of the membership must be higher than it has been prior to now, we will obtain far more, we will do far more and that is why I’ve by no means had my head out of right here however simply ensuring the membership continues to be in the identical course that it was after I signed.

“(I spoke to) John (Murtough) and Darren Fletcher as a result of they’re the people who find themselves nearer for the gamers to speak to. So that was the dialog I had with them, to know that the intention for the membership continues to be the identical they stated to me after I signed in 2020.”

Fernandes and his United teammates have a busy week with video games within the Premier League in opposition to Manchester City, Crystal Palace and Arsenal to return.

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