Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes could be in the stands to watch Manchester United’s game against Manchester City tonight, according to reports in the UK.
The 25-year-old has flown over for his medical ahead of his £46.6m move to Old Trafford, but supporters have jokingly called on the Portuguese international to stay away from the Carabao Cup tie this evening:
Let him have a day off, he can stay at Carrington. No need to come watch.
— TK (@UtdTrk) January 29, 2020
Don’t let him watch that
— Tom (@CynicalLive) January 29, 2020
Let him explore the city. If he watches the game tonight he’s gonna try n catch the next flight to Lisbon
— Taz ❄️🔴 (@Tarum_7) January 29, 2020
Bruno when he comes to watch the match pic.twitter.com/DG2wTtJfPy
— Mυstαfα (@M_Shass) January 29, 2020
Get him to sign the contract before watching us play.
— – (@IconicUnited) January 29, 2020
Send him to the cinema 😂
— Peaky Devil (@DevilPeaky) January 29, 2020
Please dont. He'd go back to Portugal.
— 神 w օ Ӏ f ɢ a η ɢ (@Gaeist) January 29, 2020
Hope they're gonna blindfold him
— Ben Mooney (@benmufc98) January 29, 2020
Fs his phone will be off and he’ll be on the next plane to Lisbon if he goes to the Etihad.
— Dyl (@UtdDyl) January 29, 2020
Don't let him anywhere near that tonight! Let him find a house or something.
— Jamie (@JamieEStand) January 29, 2020
United lost 3-1 in the first leg and were thoroughly outplayed by their opponents, highlighting once again that improvements to the squad were desperately needed.
The impending arrival of Fernandes will certainly help begin to bridge the gap, but he will not be able to help his prospective new teammates this evening with his transfer yet to be completed.
The Portuguese midfielder is expected to sign a four and half year contract with the Red Devils with the club hoping he will be signed to play a part in their next league game against Wolves on Saturday evening.