Bruno Fernandes wants Man Utd assurances before he commits to new contract

Jamie Spencer
Man Utd want to tie Bruno Fernandes to a new & improved contract
Man Utd want to tie Bruno Fernandes to a new & improved contract / Visionhaus/Getty Images

Manchester United talisman Bruno Fernandes is said to be waiting for assurances from the club about its ambitions in the transfer market and long-term plans to compete at the highest level before he commits to a lucrative new contract at Old Trafford.

Fernandes only arrived at United in January 2020 but has already had a whirlwind impact in just under 14 months at the club. He has been the catalyst for an enormous uplift in the team’s fortunes, but there is still building to be done if United are to seriously challenge for the biggest honours.

Bruno Fernandes
Fernandes is rumoured to have asked Man Utd about their plans / Pool/Getty Images

Fernandes still has another four years plus the option of a fifth on his current United deal, but the club is rumoured to want to reward his impact by doubling his pay to £200,000 per week. That would also serve to ward off potential suitors looking to poach him.

However, The Sun claims that the Portugal international has so far been hesitant to commit his peak years to United while he waits for answers from the club over their future intentions.

United haven’t challenged for the Premier League title since they last won it in 2012/13 and are still way behind current leaders Manchester City, despite briefly being top of the table earlier in the season. Fernandes is keen to win trophies and wants to know United match his ambition.

The club has been here before, famously having to persuade Wayne Rooney in 2010 that they had the ambition to win trophies after losing Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez without replacing them.

From a salary standpoint, Fernandes’ current wage, estimated at £100,000 per week, is on the light side compared to the biggest earners in the squad and his impact on the team.

David de Gea is the top earner on £375,000 per week, almost four times what Fernandes currently gets, while Paul Pogba is number two on the wage structure with a £290,000 per week deal that will likely climb significantly if he signs a new contract in the coming months.

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