Rangnick: Bruno's new contract is a sign of belief
Manchester United interim boss Ralf Rangnick has insisted midfielder Bruno Fernandes’ decision to extend his stay here at Old Trafford is a clear example of his belief in driving the club forward.
Bruno’s contract extension was revealed earlier today (Friday) and ensures our no.18 will remain at the Theatre of Dreams until at least the end of the 2025/26 campaign.
Rangnick, who addressed sections of the media in the second part of his pre-match briefing earlier today, has not shied away from emphasising just how much of a big part the midfielder's commitment is in terms of our long-term bid to succeed as a club.
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"This is another example of a player I would suppose is of interest from other clubs in Europe," began the 63-year-old.
"By him deciding to stay here and sign a new long-term contract here is something he wouldn’t have done if he didn't believe in the long-term future of this club.
"It shows that irrespective or not if he knows we are playing Champions League football, that this is an attractive club, a massive club.
Portugese playmaker Bruno arrived from Sporting back in January 2020 and has played an influential role in the side ever since.
The 27-year-old has found the net 49 times in 117 apperances for United thus far, as well as registering 39 assists along the way too.
With Rangnick and his now side fully focused on securing a vital top four finish this season, our German coach has insisted that there is still work to do in terms of ensuring the Reds' on-field success, beyond the completion of the current campaign too.
"As I have said before, there are reasons why I am here and why the club is in the position it is in,'' Ralf added.
"It’s all about finding out and pressing the right buttons to make sure that in the future we regularly qualify for the Champions League again, as well as win some trophies."