According to reports, Bruno Fernandes will only commit his future to Manchester United if Paul Pogba is also part of the club.
Pogba’s contract ends next June and United are either looking to get him to commit to new terms, or allow him to leave this summer in an effort to recoup a fee rather than lose him on a free transfer. Juventus and Real Madrid have been linked with the French midfielder for the past year and his agent Mino Raiola was quoted as saying in December that his client’s career at Manchester United “is over.”
Fernandes, 26, has been a revelation since joining United from Sporting CP for €80 million in January last year and is reported to be watching the situation closely. United are keen to extend the Portugal international’s stay at Old Trafford, despite it ending in 2025, and they have already approached him with a big-money extension to his current deal. However, it is reported that Fernandes is unwilling to enter talks until he sees how the club performs in the transfer window.
United are looking at a number of big signings this summer — including star Dortmund duo Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho — but they have failed to land their top targets in previous transfer windows.
Pogba appears to be more settled than at any other time in the last two campaigns, which is good news when it comes to United’s quest to tie both the World Cup winner and Fernandes to lengthier stays.