Bruno Fernandes’ market value at Manchester United has skyrocketed since joining the club.
The midfielder has become an almost talismanic figure for United in the 12 months since leaving Sporting CP thanks to his incredible form for the club, which has seen him score 29 goals and provide 20 assists in 54 appearances. only.
Fernandes’ form also saw his market value rise sharply after his £ 47.5million move to Old Trafford in January 2020.
According to Transfer market, United have slightly overpaid for what Fernandes was worth at this point as he was valued at £ 43.2million a year ago.
Still, that value almost doubled to £ 81million thanks to his sensational performances, which helped put Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side in the Premier League title race this season.
It is clear why United are keen to tie the Portuguese star to a new contract at Old Trafford, with the club believing he has already gone beyond the deal he made when he arrived.
Off the pitch Fernandes’ leadership qualities are evident, with the midfielder demanding his teammates to achieve a high level of performance in order to fulfill his desire to be able to fight for the trophies.
The 26-year-old is proof of how far United has come over the past 12 months, but Solskjaer has insisted the club are not dependent on Fernandes.
“Bruno came and helped the team, there is no doubt about it,” he said.
“Bruno came at a time when we needed this type of player and he entered a team that uses his attributes and skills.
“He came to a team that suits him and he suits the team. It goes hand in hand. If the players don’t run, Bruno can’t play his passes. If Bruno doesn’t play his passes, they can’t Course.
“He’s part of a chain here and I’m sure Bruno will say he appreciates his teammates as well and they help him through the games.”