‘If I can manage Man United, I’ll be happy’: Club favourite makes management claim – originally posted on Sportslens.com
Manchester United talisman Bruno Fernandes has claimed he would be happy if he could manage the club following his playing career.
Fernandes has been a revelation at Old Trafford since joining from Sporting in 2020, scoring 36 goals and assisting 22 in 77 Manchester United appearances.
As a result, Fernandes has become possibly Manchester United’s most important player.
At just 26 years old, the Portuguese playmaker still has a long and fruitful career ahead of him. However, Fernandes is already talking up his desire to be a manager when he does hang up his boots.
In a boost for Manchester United, Fernandes has also claimed he would be delighted to manage the Red Devils one day.
“I’m trying to enjoy the football, you know. I think I want to be a coach. Honestly, I would like to be a coach,” Fernandes explained, as quoted by Manchester United’s official website.
“I don’t know which team I would like to manage. Of course, the biggest team if I can manage Manchester United, I will be happy. I can leave now just some words so if people see this, if I’m a manager in the future, the fans can make some pressure to bring me as a coach!
“But I think I would like to be a coach in the future. I’m not sure but for what I feel for football, for the feeling I have, I think I have to continue to be inside of football because my whole life is about this. So I think, in the future, it needs to be with football too.”
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While it is far too early to critique Fernandes’ managerial potential, there is no reason why the Portuguese playmaker could not be Manchester United manager one day.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already shown it is possible, having managed the Red Devils since 2018.
With plenty of his playing career to go, Fernandes will slowly learn his trade and as he gains more experience, he could be well equipped for a career in management.
Though, there are former players who could beat him to the United job.
Darren Fletcher returned to Manchester United in January as a first-team coach, and will no doubt have one eye on the Old Trafford hot seat in the coming years.