Report: Bruno Fernandes ‘was ready to leave Man Utd on one condition
Bruno Fernandes threatened to push through a transfer request after he heard that Manchester United were one of 12 clubs that signed up to the proposed European Super League.
Fernandes has become one of the most important players in the Manchester United squad
Following his arrival from Sporting Lisbon in January 2020.
However, the Red Devils were just one bad decision away from losing the Portugal international.
Fernandes and his team-mate Luke Shaw were said to be irate with the club’s involvement in the breakaway competition
Took some serious measures to ensure the United hierarchy understood their position.
Bruno Fernandes was furious to hear that United were one of the twelve teams
However, which included all of England’s Big Six clubs – that wanted to take part in the league.
According to The Athletic, Bruno joined the likes of Shaw in speaking out against the club’s decision to join the breakaway competition in April.
The pair reportedly questioned Ed Woodward about the club’s involvement
Criticized the Manchester United chief for treating the players like ‘children’ and ‘assets’.
Bruno also ‘rallied against the no-relegation concept’ as the mega-rich league would have seen 15 out of the 20 competing
Sides automatically qualify for the competition on a yearly basis.
In order to make his stance clear, the 27-year-old reportedly threatened to leave the club if they continued with their plans.
Fernandes also voiced his opinion publicly at the time
Becoming one of the most high-profile players to speak out against the plans for a European Super League
However, saying football ‘dreams cannot be bought’.
Other players, such as former Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren, Mesut Ozil and Yannick Bolasie also slated the plans that proved to be unprecedentedly unpopular.