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Bruno Fernandes confirms he snubbed Tottenham Hotspur for Manchester United

Fernandes confirms he snubbed Spurs for Man Utd
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Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes reveals that Tottenham Hotspur have previously shown an interest in his services.

Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes has revealed that Tottenham Hotspur expressed an interest in his signature last summer.

After months of speculation involving multiple clubs, the Portugal international left Sporting Lisbon for Old Trafford during the January transfer window.

However, speaking to former Serbian player Mario Gjurovski on Instagram, the playmaker acknowledged that Spurs have been long-term admirers of his ability.

Fernandes said: "The first club that was close to signing me was Tottenham with [Mauricio] Pochettino, but I don't know, maybe they thought the amount Sporting wanted was too much so in that moment Sporting decided they don't want to sell.

"Tottenham came in the summer but Manchester was in January. Maybe Tottenham came again in January, but when I knew Manchester was interested, I just wanted to talk to Manchester.

"Manchester was my dream team in England so I am happy because I have the chance to go to a team that I always dreamed about you know."

The two teams are scheduled to face each other when the Premier League gets back underway later in June.


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