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Bruno Fernandes has called Man Utd’s bluff – now Sir Jim Ratcliffe has a huge decision

The future of Manchester United depends on Bruno Fernandes, but will a sizable offer convince Sir Jim Ratcliffe and the fallen giants to sell him?

Bruno Fernandes has called Man Utd's bluff - now Sir Jim Ratcliffe has a huge decision

Bruno Fernandes could leave Manchester United this summer (Image: PA)

In the current poker match between Manchester United and its captain, Bruno Fernandes has called the team’s bluff.

This summer, the United team will be completely redesigned as Sir Jim Ratcliffe, the new joint-owner, looks to make big adjustments. Every member of the team is now looking over their shoulders and speculating about what lies ahead for them individually.

Fernandes is not free from the limbo either, even though he is the skipper. Fernandes decided to issue an ultimatum and smoke United out. He needs to know that he is still valued and wanted at Old Trafford, or he will leave to play for a team that does.

Fernandes is obviously not sure that United wants him to stay, even though he is well aware that the team would find it difficult to reject a sizable offer in the neighborhood of £90 million if it were made for him. If he plays out the remaining two seasons of his current contract, United’s management will be aware that the midfielder’s value is declining concurrently.

Fernandes is now the center of attention for the current United team. Alright, so he complains and moans a lot. Simply ask Premier League representatives? It’s not helping him that he acts so immature so frequently.

Bruno Fernandes has called Man Utd's bluff - now Sir Jim Ratcliffe has a huge decision

Bruno Fernandes has been at the heart of Manchester United’s recent teams (Image: Getty Images)

To prevent Erik ten Hag’s men from drowning, Fernandes also frequently runs his blood to water. Fernandes has supported his teammates through failure, even though the majority of them have either sustained injuries, fallen off the team, or lost form.

When others have not been able to muster the same bravery and dedication to the cause, he has occasionally broken through the pain barrier. Both United matches against Crystal Palace and Arsenal ended in defeat for United when Fernandes’ body finally gave out.

United supporters have grown to love him because of his willingness to fight for lost causes, and there have been many of these this season. There is no doubt about his dedication to United.

However, the question still stands: Is the feeling mutual? The person in charge of United’s management come football season will have the opportunity to assemble a fresh squad around Fernandes. Amad, Rasmus Hojlund, Andre Onana, Alejandro Garnacho, Kobbie Mainoo, and Amad ought to be exempt from the upcoming fire sale as well.

However, since taking over as United’s football operations manager, Fernandes has now presented Ratcliffe and his INEOS team with one of the most important choices to make. Sold him to the highest bidder, and they are charged with prioritizing their own financial gain over the team’s development.

If they decide to hold onto him, they will forfeit a sizable transfer fee that would have allowed them to add younger players to the roster, who might end up being United’s core for a very long time.

The drama surrounding Fernandes’s future may now overshadow the team’s preparations for the forthcoming FA Cup final matchup with Manchester City, their neighbors. This match might very well be Fernandes’ final one while wearing a United shirt.


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