Manchester United suffered an embarrassing defeat to Burnley on Wednesday night time – and have been then dealt a switch blow a number of hours later.
The Pink Devils have been attempting to wrap up the signing of Bruno Fernandes, the Portugal and Sporting midfielder, because the begin of the January switch window, however the deal remains to be not carried out.
Reviews earlier this week recommended the 25-year-old can be a United participant by Sunday, together with his farewell look for Sporting approaching Tuesday night.
Nonetheless, it seems the deal might now be OFF, with Fernandes’ agent, Jorge Mendes, admitting he doesn’t know if the switch will undergo.
“I don’t know [if the transfer will go through],” stated the super-agent. “If he doesn’t depart now, he’ll depart for certain in the summertime as a result of Sporting have already spoken with different golf equipment.
“One thing will occur however I’m not certain if now or on the finish of the season.”
Mendes’ declare comes within the wake of the newest reviews from Portugal which say talks between Man United and Sporting have ‘frozen’, with a switch extra more likely to undergo in the summertime.
Manchester United’s want for a artistic midfielder was highlighted all of the extra throughout Wednesday’s residence defeat by Burnley.
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Chris Wooden and Jay Rodriguez scored for the Clarets in a convincing win at Previous Trafford, with United by no means critically testing Nick Pope of their purpose.
The three attacking midfielders chosen by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Dan James, Juan Mata and Andreas Pereira, struggled all through, and having a constant scorer equivalent to Fernandes to name upon would drastically enhance the United XI.
Points are additionally current all through different areas of the Pink Devils’ squad, however Solskjaer has made it a precedence to herald midfield reinforcements this month.