Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had recognized the Portuguese midfielder as a substitute for Ander Herrera, who seems set to be part of Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer.
The 24-year-old has attracted curiosity from Europe’s elite this season, scoring 28 targets and offering 17 assists for Sporting.
United had hoped the lure of first workforce soccer would show pivotal in convincing Fernandes to transfer to Previous Trafford however Goal report that City at the moment are in ‘advanced’ talks for the midfielder.
His arrival might pave the way in which for Ilkay Gundogan to depart the membership, whereas considered one of Eliaquim Mangala or Douglas Luiz might transfer the opposite method in alternate.
Bernardo Silva, a world team-mate of Fernandes, talked up the midfielder’s capacity final week when quizzed in regards to the hypothesis.
‘Bruno is a great player,’ Silva stated.
‘He has had a fantastic season with many goals, many assists that are not normal for a player of his position, he has the best numbers and we’ll see what occurs on the finish of the season.
‘He is a player who can play in other championships’.
City are fascinated about Benfica playmaker Joao Felix, who has additionally attracted curiosity from Manchester United.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s facet drew at Huddersfield on Sunday to verify Europa League soccer subsequent time period.
The Crimson Devils might face a tough summer season convincing targets to be part of the membership with out the lure of Champions League soccer.