The Evening Standard, as quoted by the Manchester Evening News, is reporting that the Red Devils are “weighing up” a move to try and bring the Sporting Lisbon captain to Old Trafford this summer.
The same article says that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward that the Red Devils need to fill the void left by Marouane Fellaini’s exit in January.
Fernandes has been in good form for Sporting Lisbon so far this season, scoring 13 goals and making 10 assists in 25 league games for the Portuguese club.
According to the same story, Manchester United are after a player to bolster their midfield options who can also contribute goals, and Fernandes seems to fit the bill.
Manchester United are likely to be linked with a number of players in the summer transfer window as they look to overhaul their squad.
It remains to be seen whether Solskjaer will be appointed as the club’s full-time manager after he was brought in on an interim basis following Jose Mourinho’s sacking back in December.
Meanwhile, Manchester United will return to Premier League action after the international break with a home clash against Watford at Old Trafford on Saturday 30 March.
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