Jose Mourinho admits he is ‘surprised’ by performances of Manchester United target Bruno Fernandes

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Fernandes has had a stunning season in the Primeira Liga, racking up 20 goals and 13 assists in 33 matches

Jose Mourinho has admitted he is ‘surprised’ by the superb performances of Manchester United target Bruno Fernandes.

Fernandes has had a stunning season in the Primeira Liga for Sporting, racking up 20 goals and 13 assists in 33 matches.

Bruno Fernandes has starred for Sporting Lisbon this term

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Bruno Fernandes has starred for Sporting Lisbon this term

The 24-year-old played a crucial role in his side’s domestic final cup win against Porto last weekend – and unsurprisingly a number of clubs, including United’s bitter rivals Man City, are circling on the midfielder.

However, reports earlier this week suggest the Red Devils are frontrunners for his signature and may even submit a bid in the region of £62m in the coming days.

The Premier League champions are reportedly willing to cough up just £48.7m, along with some of their peripheral squad members in exchange.

And ex-Old Trafford chief Mourinho is confident the midfielder will continue to get better and better.


“I was surprised by the season of Bruno Fernandes,’ he told Eleven Sports. “It was easy to predict quality, he is a very good player, but scored a very high number of goals for a midfield player.

“It shows that you need to have instinct and qualities to score and he has it all.

“He strikes the ball well, heads well, cool when he is one-on-one with the goalkeeper. He finds space in the penalty area. It’s all there.”



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