Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remained coy on Man United’s reported negotiations for Bruno Fernandes, claiming he has no updates on how far the talks have progressed.
Man United held talks with Sporting Lisbon officials regarding Fernandes on Friday and the player is open to a move to Old Trafford. However, The Independent believes that there’s still some distance in an agreement between the two parties as United are one of the several destinations for the 25-year-old.
When asked about the interest in Fernandes, Solskjaer replied: “I’ve got no transfer updates. If we get something that we can tell you about we will but I’ve got no news now.”
Meanwhile, the annual Football Money League report by Deloitte which was released on Tuesday showed that the Red Devils still generate more revenue than any other English club. However, the report suggested that Man United’s earning power is being threatened due to their failure to qualify for the UEFA Champions League last season.
This is coming after protests against the Glazer ownership inside Old Trafford during the 4 nil Premier League win against Norwich City on Saturday. Regardless, Solskjaer believes that Man United still remain in contention to compete financially and challenge for players in the transfer market.
“For me, the most important thing is we get results sorted, get performances on the pitch,” he said.
“That’s got to be my focus but I know we’ve got the resources, we’ve got the backing if we need to go into the transfer market. We are still up there, so still in a good place.”