Cape Town - Manchester United's latest signing, Bruno
Fernandes, has assured fans that he is highly motivated to give
"everything" for the club.
The Red Devils have been planning to sign Fernandes for the
last 12 months and the two clubs finally agree on a deal on Wednesday.
Fernandes has signed a five-and-a-half-year deal at the
Theatre of Dreams, with United paying £47 million for his services.
Add-ons may see the deal increase to £67.7 million and his
transfer is now the biggest to go through in the current January transfer
Fernandes is the latest player to make the move from
Sporting to Old Trafford, with Cristiano Ronaldo, Nani and Marcos Rojo all
doing so in the past.
"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," he told the club's official website.
"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."
The Maia-born playmaker only joined Sporting in 2018 from
Sampdoria but he leaves Portugal with a superb record. He scored 64 goals in
137 appearances although he was unable to win the league during his spell in
Fernandes joins United just a day before the end of the
transfer window and boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hoping he can help the
club finish in the top four this season.
United are six points behind fourth-placed Chelsea as they
prepare to host Wolves on Saturday evening.
Kick-off is at 19:30 (SA time).
- TeamTalk Media