Sporting boss ‘certain’ Bruno Fernandes will play vs Benfica before Man Utd transfer and claims he’s worth THREE players

By | 16th January 2020

BRUNO FERNANDES is CERTAIN to face Benfica in one last Sporting Lisbon match, according to his manager.

The midfielder is set for a £65million move to Manchester United, after watching the Red Devils play against Liverpool on Sunday.

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Silas has confirmed Fernandes will play in Lisbon derby on Friday.[/caption]

Speaking at a press conference ahead of Friday’s Lisbon derby, Silas said: “Bruno will be there. We prepared the game with Bruno and he trained very well, as always.”

Having reportedly trained Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Fernandes will be gracing Estádio da Luz with his presence.

Concern mounted as the Red Devils were rumoured to be adding the 25-year-old to their squad ahead of their fixture against Premier League leaders Liverpool.According to Portuguese journalist Goncalo Lopes, United will complete the £60million signing of Fernandes after Friday’s Primeira Liga clash.

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The 19-cap Portugal international is then set to fly out to watch his United teammates in action as they look to make it three wins on the bounce.

Fernandes has been a top target for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and according to Silas there is no surprise as to why.

“He’s the best player in the league and the most valuable since last year. He’s not worth this money, he’s worth so much more.

“In addition to attacking he also sacrifices himself to defend. Bruno is the best and the most valuable.

“When we have such a player it’s normal for everyone to want him. Only if there’s a disaster he won’t be there.”

Scoring 15 goals and making 13 assists in 25 matches, Solskjaer will be hoping he will bring that threat Old Trafford.

Silas explained what it would mean to his side to lose Fernandes by saying: “We have good players, but to find a replacement for Bruno we need three players.

“One that scores, one that organises and one who defends like him.

“There are none in Portugal. At the moment we have none like Bruno, but we have to look for alternatives, dynamics and systems. But I don’t know if we’ll lose him.”

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Fernandes will head out after signing United deal to watch The Red Devils in action against Liverpool on Sunday.[/caption]

This post written by Charlotte Daly originally appeared on Football news - transfers, fixtures, scores, pictures | The Sun. Read the full post here.

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