Why Bruno Fernandes threatened to leave Man Utd


Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes threatened to leave the club after he learned that they were involved in the European Super League.

United were among six Premier League teams – Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, and Tottenham – to confirm their plans to join as founding members of the league back in April.

But amid the huge backlash from fans, the Premier League, UEFA and the government, just 72 hours later teams reversed their decision and the plans collapsed.

Fernandes arrived at the theatre of dreams from Sporting Lisbon in January 2020, but Solskjaer’s side could have lost the player just over a year later when they were among 11 other clubs to sign up for the competition.

The Athletic claims that Fernandes joined Luke Shaw in speaking out about the proposed plans and the Red devils duo were believed to claim that Ed Woodward treated the players like ‘children’ and ‘assets’.

To even certify his stance against the European Super League, the report claims that Fernandes was ready to push through a transfer request if United continued with their plans.

Fernandes and Shaw were among other professional players to voice their opinions on the issue at that time, including Daniel Podence, Dejan Lovren, Mesut Ozil and Bolasie.

The 27-year-old has been an important signing for United, scoring 44 goals and providing 29 assists in 91 matches for the club so far.


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