According to reports, Manchester United decided against making a move for Bruno Fernandes due to his habit of losing the ball far too often.
The Portuguese playmaker was scouted by the Red Devils for over a year with the potential of making a move. However, Solskjaer and co-opted against making a bid for the 24-year-old, who was also a chief target for Tottenham on the deadline day.
As Sportsmail has revealed, the United official decided against making a move for Fernandez due to his habit of giving the possession away far too often – a characteristic that doesn’t suit Solskjaer’s style of play.
The United boas is apparently keen on recruiting players who can keep the possession and hold the ball well. While Fernandes’ 32 goals and 18 assists may be satisfying, the stats aren’t strong enough to cover up his drawback in keeping the possession.
Sporting held out Fernandes for £70m – a price Tottenham failed to match, having made about four bids by the deadline day. United were rumoured to be in hot pursuit of the 24-year-old, only to know that the Portuguese media were exaggerating the club’s interest in the player.
Fernandes was also being viewed as an alternative to Paul Pogba, who had already opened up on his desire to leave the club. However, having already expressed his desire to leave, the Frenchman now looks set to stay put at Old Trafford for the summer.
Fernandes was recently rumoured to be in talks with Italian side AC Milan. While his presence will definitely strengthen the Rossoneri’s midfield, the likes of Manchester United and Tottenham are set to lose on a would-be popular superstar for the future.