Bruno Fernandes set to double Man Utd wages as club offer star new contract

Manchester United are reportedly set to offer Bruno Fernandes a new contract, less than 12 months after his arrival at Old Trafford.

United signed the midfielder from Sporting Lisbon in January and he has already become one of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s most important players.

Solskjaer wanted to rest Fernandes against West Ham though needed to bring the star on as the Red Devils struggled in east London.

His influence was almost immediate with United turning the match on its head to win 3-1 and move into the Premier League top four.

And the Mirror say United will reward the 26-year-old with a ‘double-your-money’ new contract.

It’s claimed that the Red Devils will offer a deal worth £200,000 per week with United eager to keep Fernandes happy as Barcelona and Real Madrid keep watch.

The Red Devils have not won the Premier League since 2013 and lost three semi-finals last season.

Fernandes is believed to be desperate to add to his trophy collection having won a Portuguese Cup and two Portuguese League Cups during his time with Sporting.

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The Mirror add that United want to hand the star a pay hike that will reflect his value to the club.

His current £100,000 salary, which he agreed to on a four-and-a-half year deal in January, sees his earn the same amount as the likes of Jesse Lingard and Dean Henderson.

David de Gea is the highest earner at Old Trafford taking home £350,000 a week while Paul Pogba is earning £300,000 every seven days.

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Solskjaer recently praised Fernandes for the impact he has had, saying: “It should never be just the managers and the coaches on the touchlines who shout.

“Some of the best teams I’ve played in have had a system of inner justice, where things get sorted out on the pitch.

“If you ask me, the players have reacted really well to what Bruno has been doing.

“There are different types of leaders, some players make a noise, others lead by example, some do both, but once in a while it doesn’t do any harm to take a rollicking when you deserve one.”

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