Huge Man Utd lift as top star agrees new double-your-money five-year Old Trafford contract

Paul Pogba, Bruno Fernandes Man Utd

Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes has reportedly agreed a new five-year contract to remain at Old Trafford.

The Portuguese playmaker will more than double his salary to £240,000 a week after the club hierarchy convinced him of their plans for the future, despite their current on-field struggles.

The 27-year-old was said to be uncertain about staying during this season following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s axing.

United’s Champions League last-16 exit to Atletico Madrid means they are heading towards another trophyless campaign, with interim boss Ralf Rangnick in charge until the end of the season.

However, the Red Devils have now made their move to secure Ajax coach Eric Ten Hag. They will then start a rebuild to challenge for the Premier League again, and Fernandes is on board.

He is currently away on international duty with Portugal, with the announcement expected when he returns.

Fernandes will then put pen to paper on a new contract to stay at Old Trafford until the summer of 2027.

The former Sporting man joined the club in January 2020 for £68million and immediately emerged as a fan favourite.

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His new pay increase will see him leapfrog club skipper Harry Maguire and Marcus Rashford.

But he will still pick up less than Cristiano Ronaldo, David de Gea, Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane, Paul Pogba and Edinson Cavani.

The news will come as a huge lift for United, however, with their form sketchy at best.

The Red Devils currently sit sixth in the Premier table and are four points off the Champions League places.

They are also expected to lose Pogba and Jesse Lingard on free transfers. The unhappy Rashford is also expected to push for a move after becoming disillusioned at Old Trafford.

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