An attacking midfielder with a lethal right foot, Fernandes was born in Portugal but started his footballing career in Italy with Novara. Spells at Udinese and Sampdoria in Serie A followed before a return home to Sporting, where he made his name as a playmaker who regularly scored goals and provided assists.
A Portugal international who won the 2019 Nations League, he got his break when he became a big-money signing for Manchester United in January 2020, following in compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo's footsteps.
Manchester United went on their pre-season tour without the 37-year-old, but he's yet to find a new club
Manchester United have overlooked Mauricio Pochettino once more – but Bruno Fernandes is to blame for a 'Sliding Doors' moment when Poch could've taken charge…
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