John Murtough explains the club’s decision to extend Bruno Fernandes’ contract

John Murtough, Manchester United’s director of football, has lauded Bruno Fernandes as the perfect professional following the Portugal international’s long-term commitment to the club.

Fernandes has extended his term at Old Trafford until the summer of 2026, with an option for a further year.

The midfielder had an immediate impact following his January 2020 arrival at Old Trafford from Sporting — scoring 49 goals and providing 39 assists in 117 appearances.

‘Everyone is well aware of Bruno’s importance to Manchester United.

‘His goals and assists record is phenomenal and he has performed remarkably consistently since he joined the club.

Bruno’s work rate, dedication, and fantastic attitude are exactly what we want from a Manchester United player. He is the ultimate professional with many fantastic attributes to drive the high standards required to play for this great club.

‘Bruno, like everyone across the football club, remains hugely ambitious and determined to deliver sustained success on the pitch to get us back to challenging for titles.’

Although his form has been questioned recently, the 27-year-old is seen as a vital member of United’s squad as they seek a new permanent manager this summer.

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