Fernandes sends Manchester United fans message, £100m powerhouse makes transfer decision, Man United announce deadline day deal
Here is a roundup of the deadlines day news featuring Manchester United.
Bruno Fernandes has told Manchester United fans that he will give everything he can.
The midfielder, 25, has joined for 55m euros (£47m) but add-ons could increase the overall cost to 80m euros (£67.7m) after months of speculation about whether or not he would actually sign for the club.
His performances last season for Lisbon saw the midfielder score or assist id over 50 goals for the Portuguese side and was heavily linked with all the big clubs over the summer window before Lisbon whacked on a massive asking price.
“For me to now play for Manchester United feels incredible,” said Portuguese international Fernandes.
“My love of Manchester United really started when I used to watch Cristiano Ronaldo play and ever since then I have been a big fan of this great club,” added Fernandes.
“I have worked hard to get to this moment and I can promise the fans that I will give everything for the badge to help bring us more success and trophies.
“I want to thank Sporting for everything they have done for me. It is surreal to hear the nice words that have been said about me from players that used to play for this team.”
Solskjaer said: “Bruno’s goals and assists stats speak for themselves. He will be a fantastic addition to our team and he will help us push on in the second part of the season.
“We have been tracking Bruno for many months and everyone here has been tremendously impressed with all his attributes and what he will bring to this team.
“Most importantly, he is a terrific human being with a great personality and his leadership qualities are clear for all to see.”
Manchester United target Kalidou Koulibaly has decided that he will not leave Napoli on deadline day.
Look despite all the transfer speculation and rumours over the summer window that Solskjaer was going to be backed in his chase to land some world class signings, The Red Devils once again wasted their money on signing players that are the future, and that are past their best.
And inability to spend the big money on leader-type-players has started to cost the side dearly in the early stages of the season, but there have been calls in the media for United to go out and spend some serious money on players that will come in and make an impact on the side, send a statement to the rest of the Premier League, and be a leader, someone like Koulibaly.
Koulibaly has been outstanding for Napoli over the past few seasons and his performances has attracted all sorts of interest from the games biggest clubs, with the likes of United, Manchester City, Real Madrid and even Barcelona all joining Chelsea and Arsenal in the chase for the defenders signature.
It has been reported on many occasions that Napoli do not want to sell one of their biggest players and would rather keep him at the club well before he leaves for a a big club, that is how much they reportedly are desperate to keep him at the club.
Reports in Italy claim the Red Devils have stolen a march in the race for the Senegal international and could have made a move late on deadline day.
However, reports on THE SUN WEBSITE have claimed that he has decided that he will not leave Napoli this month and would much rather wait until the summer transfer window.
Nathan Bishop has completed his dream move from League One strugglers Southend to Manchester United for an undisclosed fee.
United have been in the transfer headlines all transfer window as fans have become very frustrated at the clubs inability to sign players and improve the squad in key areas of the pitch.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under immense pressure to sign the type of players that would make an impact on the side, and despite bringing in the brilliant Bruno Fernandes, many in the media still believed that it was simply not enough from the Red Devils to get back inside the top four.
However, United managed to secure a deal for a very talented stopper on deadline day as they secured a move for Bishop.
The 20-year-old came through the ranks at Roots Hall, where he has made 39 appearances since making his debut in December 2017.
United announced on their website: “have completed the signing of England Under-20s international Bishop, who has signed a two-and-a-half year deal and will link up with the development squad.
“The opportunity to join Manchester United is a dream come true,” said. “This club has a great record of developing goalkeepers and I cannot wait to work with the coaches here to improve every single day.
Look, Bishop is not the big named signing that many fans wanted to see arrive, especially as fans are fed up of watching over-paid players perform well under what is expected of a Manchester United player.
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