Man Utd star Bruno Fernandes 'always talks about Leeds star Raphinha', reveals Fred as Solskjaer eyes transfer

MANCHESTER UNITED star Bruno Fernandes always talks about rumoured target Raphinha, team-mate Fred has revealed.

The Leeds United winger is reportedly on the Red Devils' radar, having impressed since joining Marcelo Bielsa's side from Rennes.

And having played alongside Raphinha at Sporting Lisbon, Fernandes hasn't forgotten his talent.

Fred, who played for Raphinha's boyhood club Internacional, told Man United's official website: "Bruno's been talking about Raphinha ever since he arrived. They played together at Sporting.

“He's a great player having an amazing season and a lot of clubs have their eye on him.

"I met him recently, great guy, excellent player but… I hope he won't be lining up against us!

"I wish him a quick recovery and a lot of success in his career. He's a stand-out star player for Leeds so, of course, it's better for us if he's not on the pitch.

“If he does play, we'll look to mark him carefully and work on our game-plan as best as possible. We'll try to nullify his threat to come out on top in this game.”

Raphinha arrived at Sporting from Vitoria in 2018, scoring nine goals and assisting five as the Portuguese giants won two domestic trophies that season.

He then moved to Rennes for £18million in 2019, with Fernandes leaving for Old Trafford six months later.


The duo faced off at Old Trafford back in December, as United ran out 6-2 winners over Leeds.

And they will do battle again at Elland Road tomorrow afternoon.

Raphinha has scored six goals and assisted the same number during his debut season in England to date.

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