Bruno Fernandes

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Hard to tell if we are actually in on him Sporting are trying to sell him and seems to be a new story every week with this guy.

Never seen him but his stats from last season are mad plenty of football under his belt as well.

As for this story Woodward really shouldn’t be having a say on this sort of stuff as he knows nothing he has to trust his managers judgement until we get more experts on the board.

I personally think 70m seems a very high price with no proven record at European level but trying to make sense of transfer fees now is pointless.

The story is he’s got an agreement with Sporting to go for €35m if they reject offers in excess of that they have to pay him and his agent a fine but Sporting feel they can push the price higher by getting multiple clubs involved in the deal.
 

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As for this story Woodward really shouldn’t be having a say on this sort of stuff as he knows nothing he has to trust his managers judgement until we get more experts on the board.
It's absolutely ridiculous that this guy is still in control. He's a clown with absolutely zero football understanding. He needs to go and until he does the bad times will continue for this once great club. In any other club or sport he'd be long gone.
 

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It's absolutely ridiculous that this guy is still in control. He's a clown with absolutely zero football understanding. He needs to go and until he does the bad times will continue for this once great club. In any other club or sport he'd be long gone.
He doesn’t need to go he just needs to give up the power to those who know what they are doing.

Who’s telling him these players aren’t worth these fees?

All he should be doing is setting the budgets tell the football side of things what it can spend this summer.
 

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No real knowledge of him and I think tonight was the first time I’ve seen him but was impressed for sure. He looked like he was going to make things happen and isn’t afraid to shoot. A small sample size but like I say I was impressed. Also his stats last season were insanely good.
 

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He doesn’t need to go he just needs to give up the power to those who know what they are doing.

Who’s telling him these players aren’t worth these fees?

All he should be doing is setting the budgets tell the football side of things what it can spend this summer.
Yeah ok that's fair. When I say go I mean from his role as it currently stands. Commercially and financially he's been great for the club.
 

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Yeah ok that's fair. When I say go I mean from his role as it currently stands. Commercially and financially he's been great for the club.
Never really been convinced of this stick a Utd badge on anything and it sells and while our commercial deals have continued to grow I don't think we've done much ground breaking stuff. The regionalising of sponsorship deals is something the Glazers bought over from the NFL it wasn't a Woodward idea.

Utd as a business makes almost no sense because despite poor on field results off field things continue to improve and people still seem happy to invest in buying shares with almost no return other than the fluctuation you can get on the market.

Woodward is there to make the owners money one way he will do that is by not giving power over spending to someone else and as is clear he drains every last drop out of anyone we buy by constantly extending contracts because it's cheaper to renew than to replace.
 

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Rumours are this one is close to being done. Obviously it’s just rumours but I think if he came in he would offer a genuine goalscoring threat from midfield and that’s what we have lacked in recent seasons. I’ve said before that I don’t really know a lot about him but going by his stats and what I’ve seen in the nations league I think he would be decent.
 

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Until Utd have certainty on Pogba I don't really see how they can move on this guy as surely he's a Pogba replacement not a Herrera replacement?

All feels a bit Gaitan to me lots of talk no real action seems to be a tactic of the Portuguese clubs to keep these stories going day after day as they try to move players on.
 

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If we can add AWB, James, Fernandes and then a CB that's a really really good summer. We need to add more of course and if we can that's great but I'd be surprised if we even managed the above.
 

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If we can add AWB, James, Fernandes and then a CB that's a really really good summer. We need to add more of course and if we can that's great but I'd be surprised if we even managed the above.
Agree with that mate, anything is better than what it looks like we will get with Woodward in charge
 

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If Pogba and Herrera go then 2 need to come in if we are sticking with 4-3-3 signing Fernandes suggests we are as he isn’t really a traditional number 10 and he’d be exposed in a midfield 2 in the same way Pogba is.

McTominay has stepped up to replace Fellaini but I’m far from sold on Periera.

Still not really convinced we are in for him seems like this guy is close to signing for a lot of teams.
 

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