Rio Ferdinand sends Manchester United fans into meltdown with Bruno Fernandes tweet
Ex-Manchester United captain Rio Ferdinand has fueled rumours his former club are set to sign Sporting Lisbon playmaker Bruno Fernandes.
Officials from the Portuguese club are believed to be in England today to discuss a deal with United for the midfielder.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his assistant, Mike Phelan, were in Lisbon on Sunday to watch Fernandes in Sporting’s clash against title rivals Porto.
Fernandes was a target for the club last summer but United were put off by Sporting’s £70m valuation, as well as reservations over the midfielder’s ability to make the step-up to Premier League standards.
But injuries to Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay have altered Solskjaer’s transfer plans and Ferdinand has done little to play down supporters’ hopes with his activity on Twitter on Friday night.
The former United skipper simply tweeted: ‘Brunoooooooooooo’ as well as the ‘egg timer’ and ‘clock’ emoji, suggesting a deal is imminent.
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) January 10, 2020
United have lost the likes of Ander Herrera and Marouane Fellaini in the last 12 months without signing direct replacements for the pair.
It’s left the midfield looking thin, so it’s understandable now that some supporters are losing their composure after Ferdinand’s tweet.
DONT DO THIS TO ME RIO
— Fredinho (@UtdFred) January 10, 2020
— One who watches (@alexiszyn) January 10, 2020
— Calum (@UtdCalum) January 10, 2020
NAH MAN WHAT IS THIS I CANT HANDLE IT ANYMORE
— CJ (@CJ_utd) January 10, 2020
Looool this is mad what is happening
— Ts ¹-Yahya (@RealistYahz) January 10, 2020
Rio knows! pic.twitter.com/rn7kRN6iD9
— Bruno Mindset (@clinicalBruno) January 10, 2020
Get in pic.twitter.com/FZAe2fifcV
— Reagan Tinka (@EasyMoneySnipa6) January 10, 2020
— Rohit Koshy (@rohitunited) January 10, 2020