BRUNO FERNANDES turned down an “astronomical” offer from Saudi Arabian side Al-Hilal in the January transfer window, according to reports.
The Manchester United midfielder, 29, has struggled with consistency so far this season, scoring seven goals and assisting six in 30 games.
But his time at Old Trafford could have come to an end last month had he agreed a deal to join Middle East club Al-Hilal.
However, according to Record, Fernandes “responded negatively” to the proposal laid out by the Saudi Pro League leaders.
The Portuguese playmaker believes he still has things to achieve at Man Utd – having joined for around £68million in January 2020.
But Fernandes‘ rebuttal of Al-Hilal has done little to deter them from remaining interested.
It is understood they will return to try and sign him again in the summer.
Al-Hilal have already signed a host of high-profile footballers from European clubs over the last 12 months.
Neymar, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Kalidou Koulibaly, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Ruben Neves are all in their squad.
And the investment has seen them dominate the Saudi top flight as they sit seven points clear of second-place Al-Nassr.
But Fernandes, who was appointed Man Utd captain ahead of this season, remains committed to Erik ten Hag‘s side.
He has scored 71 goals and assisted 60 in 215 appearances for the Red Devils.
But his only trophy in four years at the club is the Carabao Cup which Man Utd won last season.
Ten Hag’s side sit ninth in the Premier League table, nine points adrift of the top four.
Next up for Fernandes and Co is a home match against West Ham on Sunday.
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