Erik ten Hag responds to Bruno Fernandes Manchester United transfer comments

Bruno Fernandes was excellent for Manchester United against NewcastleBruno Fernandes was excellent for Manchester United against Newcastle
Bruno Fernandes was excellent for Manchester United against Newcastle
Bruno Fernandes inspired Man Utd to victory over Newcastle United on Wednesday night.

Erik ten Hag insists Manchester United want to keep Bruno Fernandes after he suggested he could leave the club in the summer transfer window.

The Portuguese midfielder returned from injury and inspired United to a 3-2 victory over Newcastle on Wednesday night, as they ended their home campaign on a high.

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After the match, Fernandes was asked about the continued speculation over his future and told Sky Sports: “I will be here till when the club wants me and the club wants me to be a part of the future. If for some reason they don’t want me, then I will go.”

Bayern Munich and a number of Saudi Arabian clubs are believed to be interested in Fernandes if he were to be made available for transfer, though Ten Hag insists the club are focused on keeping their club captain amid the speculation.

Asked in his post-match press conference if he wanted to keep Fernandes, the United manager said: "Absolutely the club wants to keep Bruno."

When asked why Fernandes might feel underappreciated at Old Trafford, Ten Hag added: I have to see the interview, maybe your interpretation, but everything I know from him he loves Manchester United, the fans of Manchester United and to play for Manchester United. He gives always his best and is an example, even with injuries. He loves football and wants to win. That is how I would describe his character. I am very pleased with his performances. It is not easy when so many players are injured around him and he has to carry the team. He keeps in a good level and even in a high level, especially in the spring, he grows to a brilliant level."

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