United Close To Agreeing Deal With Midfielder – Announcement Could Be Made After International Break

Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates.

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Bruno Fernandes is on the cusp of extending his contract at Manchester United.

The Portuguese is being rewarded with a new deal that would more than double his current salary. A new five-year contract will see him earn around £240,000 a week.

United made a breakthrough in negotiations with Fernandes’ representatives last week, and an announcement could follow after the international break, the Telegraph have reported.

The attacking midfielder is currently with the Portugal squad and started in their 3-1 win over Turkey on Thursday night.

Fernandes is having an underwhelming season by his standards, but he’s still United’s second-highest goal scorer. The club’s hierarchy is delighted with his contribution since he moved to Old Trafford from Sporting Lisbon.

Further, the 27-year-old has been happy to extend his stay at United, as he believes the Red Devils will ‘turn a corner’ under a new manager.

However, despite Fernandes’ status in the team, it would’ve been wiser to wait for the appointment of a new permanent manager before tying him down to a new long-term contract.

Meanwhile, it seems Paul Pogba, whose contract runs out this summer, is waiting for the club’s decision on their managerial situation. As per Sky Sports, the identity of United’s next man in charge will be one of the factors the Frenchman will take into consideration before deciding his future.