Bruno Fernandes from Manchester United has dismissed reports linking him with a move to Barcelona in January.
After signing from Sporting Lisbon three-years ago, the Portugal international made an impressive start to his career at Old Trafford. But he’s struggling to make the same impact this season. He scored just once in his 14 previous appearances.
The 27-yearold has come under fire for his body language over recent weeks, as the club’s form has suffered. Gary Neville, former United defender, took aim at Fernandes. “whinging”Rather than rolling up his sleeves during matches, he should be doing so.
There are reports of unrest in the dressing room at the club and players from the first team have been linked to leaving amid reports that Ralf Rangnick, interim manager, is having trouble getting to grips.
Portuguese outlet SPORT TV claims United offered Fernandes to Barcelona in this month’s transfer window, but the midfielder retorted on Instagram with a vicious riposte.
“And I thought the new year only started a few days ago, yet we’re already on April 1,”He wrote in reply to the report.
“Or is this once again just bad journalism?”
United lost six matches in a row since Rangnick took over Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s match in November. However, they haven’t had a single strong performance in the German’s absence.
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Fernandes’ recent form is particularly troubling after scoring goals last season for fun.
The midfielder scored 28 goals in all competitions in the previous campaign but only five goals this season.
Fans and pundits are unsure if Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival has affected Fernandes’ ability to properly influence matches. This is especially because the two have never seemed to gel as they played together for Portugal.
It remains to be confirmed, but it seems that the two will continue to work together for the time being.