Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, along with Mike Phelan, traveled to Portugal to watch Bruno Fernandes live, as per Portuguese outlet Record.
The Red Devils are on the lookout for a player who can add a new dimension to their midfield. Creativity and goals from deeper players have been lacking at Old Trafford recently, so signing a midfielder who can offer at least one of those seems to be a priority during the winter transfer window.
Which is exactly why they are back in the market for Fernandes. The attacking midfielder has already recorded 11 goals and 10 assists in 19 league and European appearances. Clearly, the Portuguese looks like everything the English giants are looking for.
And if reports are to be believed, Solskjaer has personally gone to watch his target live along with assistant manager Phelan.
The pair likely wanted to scout the midfielder personally before making any moves to sign him. Moreover, it was also reported that a proposal could be sent to the way of Sporting CP imminently.
On the other hand, O Jogo claim that the English giants are already engaged in informal talks with the Portuguese outfit for the signing of their talisman. As per the reports, a formal discussion could be held soon.
However, Solskjaer’s side are said to be put off by Sporting’s valuation of €70 million valuation of their skipper. Though the Premier League outfit haven’t exactly refused to pay up by any means, they are reportedly ‘reluctant’ to match the asking price.