Bruno Fernandes hints at possible Manchester United exit

Bruno Fernandes has hinted he could leave Manchester United this summer in an interview with DAZN Portugal.

Speaking to the outlet, Fernandes said his main focus right now is the FA Cup final against neighbours Manchester City and Euro 2024 with Portugal, but suggested he could think about possibly leaving after them:

“My future? At the moment, I feel both me and the club want to continue together.

“I’m not thinking about the future. If you want me to be very honest, if I have to think about not staying, it won’t be until after the FA Cup final and the Euros.”

FA Cup fourth round betting
Bruno Fernandes has done his talking on the pitch – Photo by Icon Sport

Should Manchester United sell Bruno Fernandes?

The short answer is no. However, at 29 years old and with just two years left on his contract come the summer, this could be the optimal opportunity for the Red Devils to cash in.

The reality is that Fernandes is too important to the team right now, having played in every minute of every game in the Premier League, UEFA Champions League and their road to the final in the FA Cup, bar one league game he missed through suspension.

So far this season, he has scored 15 goals and made a further 11 assists in 45 appearances in total over all competitions, including seven goals and two assists in his last eight league matches.

Without Fernandes, United could easily have no silverware to play for this season, and be further down the league table. He can be annoyingly petulant at times, exemplified by the 11 yellow cards he has received in all competitions so far this campaign. Yet, the midfielder clearly cares about the club, and shows his leadership as captain through his quality and hard work on the pitch.

Nonetheless, there are many other players United should consider selling before Fernandes. However, the Portuguese could make their mind up for them, should he express a desire to leave.

Adam is a lead writer on Football Whispers. He is a big Arsenal fan, and also follows his local club Wealdstone, made famous by The Wealdstone Raider, of whom he has interviewed. Adam also follows darts, boxing, cricket and tennis, among many other sports.