Bruno Fernandes is a Portuguese footballer playing in midfield for Manchester United in the English Premier League and the Portuguese national team.
Player bio of Bruno Fernandes
On August 27, 2012, he joined Novara Calcio in Italy. After just a few weeks with the youth team, Fernandes was promoted to the first team in Serie B, and went on to play more than half of the matches in the 2012–13 season, helping his team to be 5th and win the ticket play-off.
In the summer of 2013, Fernandes signed Udinese Calcio in a player co-ownership deal. He made his Serie A debut on 3 November, entering in the second half in a 0–3 home defeat to Inter Milan. On August 16, 2016, Fernandes moved to UC Sampdoria under a loan agreement with a buy-out clause.
On January 29, 2020, the Manchester United club confirmed they had reached an agreement with Sporting on the transfer of Fernandes for a reported fee of up to £ 68m, depending on the player’s performance. The next day, the club formally finalized the signing of Fernandes, for an initial fee of about £ 47m, on a five-and-a-half year contract.
Bruno Fernandes in the Portuguese national shirt
Fernandes was called up for the first time on August 28, 2017, replacing the injured Pizzi during the World Cup qualifying campaign against the Faroe Islands and Hungary even though he did not play in both matches.
Fernandes joined the Portuguese Olympic team for the 2016 Summer Olympics. He started every match, helping the team reach the quarter-finals. After that, he was chosen by Fernando Santos to attend the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
He scored his first goal on 7 June in the final training match before that major tournament, despite suffering a 0–3 defeat to Algeria at Estádio da Luz but he left his mark with 1 equal Rare early in his career.