This time last year, everyone was talking about Bruno Fernandes, the Ballon d’Or worthy maestro. As things turned out pretty bad for Man United the last couple of months, so did for Fernandes. But What the hell is happening to him?
Since arriving at Old Trafford in January 2020, the former Sporting ace has bagged 47 goals from 106 appearances in all competitions. He has missed just two Premier League games since making his United debut, racking up 22 assists to go along with his 33 goals in the competition. He has found the net seven times this season.
United Squad earning more than Fernandes:
Ronaldo and goalkeeper David de Gea. currently earning more than three times as much as Fernandes.
He is thought to earn about half as much as Anthony Martial, Paul Pogba and Edinson Cavani.
Summer signings Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho both arrived on more than double the midfielder’s six-figure salary, according to The Athletic.
While England trio Marcus Rashford, Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw are also taking home much more than Fernandes.
According to The Athletic, the midfielder and his representatives turned down a new contract offer before the turn of the year.
I think Bruno has established his credibility and his stellar performance deserves parity with highest earners at Old Trafford. As a number of his colleagues are earning more money, the 27-year-old rightfully should push for hike on his £100,000 a week basic salary and Man United should honor to retain him at Old Trafford.
He earned multiple records that season, including becoming the first player to win consecutive United Player of the Month awards.
What followed was one of the best goalscoring records by a midfielder as Fernandes scored 18 goals in the Premier League and 28 in all competitions, to earn the club’s Sir Matt Busby player of the season prize for a second successive year.
Bruno Fernandes took an unusual path to the top when compared to other Portuguese talents who have served Manchester United.
It wasn’t long before the Portuguese’s impact was felt. He delivered his first assist in just his second game – a 2-0 win at Chelsea – and then scored his first goal (from the penalty spot) on his third start. And that was just a taste of what was to come: Bruno scored 12 goals and provided eight assists before the end of the season, and was arguably the driving force behind United’s impressive run to a third-place finish in the Premier League
helping the Reds to a second-placed finish, and the Europa League final, Bruno scored 28 goals, overtaking Frank Lampard’s record for a midfielder in a single season in the Premier League era. He picked up his second Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year trophy, in front of returning fans at Old Trafford, and also won the club’s Goal of the Season prize for a spectacular effort against Everton.
In my own opinion I think Bruno should be one of the top earner in man utd.
It was another masterful performance from Bruno Fernandes this Wednesday. With him leading the Man United attackers, the team scored three times and managed to take the three point back to Old Trafford.
He deserve more at Manchester united