Thursday, September 23

‘I’ll have to wait for No. 8 another year’ – Fernandes happy as ‘inspiration’ Mata signs new Man Utd deal

The Portuguese midfielder joked about a shirt change while expressing his admiration for his team-mate
Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes joked that he’ll now have to wait at least one more year to take the No. 8 shirt off Juan Mata’s hands after the Spanish midfielder signed a new one-year deal to remain at Old Trafford.

The club confirmed that Mata would return on Friday, with the midfielder signing on to stay after seeing his contract with the club expire last month.

Fernandes, who wore the No. 8 at Sporting CP before claiming the No. 18 at Old Trafford, says he’ll now have to wait a year to retake his old number from a player he calls “an inspiration”.

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