Some Tottenham Hotspur fans still cannot get over the fact that the club failed to get a deal for Bruno Fernandes over the line last summer.
Fernandes was heavily linked with a move to Spurs last year (Evening Standard), with the Portuguese international even revealing his disappointment at the transfer falling through at the time (Record).
United swooped for the 25-year-old in the January transfer window with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side paying a reported £67.6million to bring him to Old Trafford.
He has since admitted that he came close to completing a move to North London.
The midfielder has certainly hit the ground running in the Premier League and has put in a number of impressive displays since arriving at United.
He has begun where he left off since the restart as he continues to show his technical quality, inventiveness and energy.
Fernandes was once again the star of the show for United in their 3-0 win over Brighton on Tuesday with the midfielder netting a brace.
Here’s how some Spurs fans reacted to Fernandes’ masterclass at the Amex stadium:
It's really disappointing that Spurs couldn't get a deal done to get Bruno Fernandes. He will haunt Tottenham for seasons to come.
— Patrick Kaindl (@patrick_kaindl) June 30, 2020
Ambition to make money: Gedson Fernandes signed on a two year loan
Ambition to win trophies: Bruno Fernandes signed in January, an established play maker and for me he looks already better than Christian Eriksen was for us.
— Harry C (@HazSpur92) June 30, 2020
Was always going to happen with Bruno Fernandes, no settling in period like Ndombele or Lo Celso he has hit the ground running.
We have somehow missed the boat on what looks like a top signing for the money #Spurs 🤦🏼♂️
— gavin kelsey (@gavin_kelsey) July 1, 2020
Grealish, Fernandes, Dybala, Mane, Pereira, Virgil Van Dijk.
All deals which COULD have been done.
— The Spurs Express (@TheSpursExpress) June 30, 2020
I hate levy so so much. Destroyed our club.
— Daniel Harris (@DanDTP) June 30, 2020
Lo Celso and Fernandes have been the two signings of the season.
Both fairly similarly players, but watching Bruno last night; the guy never seems to run out of energy!
— Speaking Spurs (@_SpeakingSpurs) July 1, 2020
Remember when Spurs were going to get the good Fernandes from Portugal?! Each BPL match he continues to ball out. Instead, Levy bought a sub-par Fernandes. Thx Levy! #Spursy
— 𝕥𝕤𝕡𝕚𝕟𝕫 (@tspinz) June 30, 2020
What a surprise. Imagine having some ambition and signing Fernandes https://t.co/nXZHP5t4R6
— chris (@spurs241082) June 30, 2020
— Mogens Nielsen (@mogens_nielsen) June 30, 2020
Really, really wanted him at Spurs, goals and assists all over 5he place. Don’t get me wrong, I like Le Celso, but would have preferred this fella on balance, seems like a leader as well, former captain of Sporting, top player.
— Siggs (@Siggs72) June 30, 2020
Watching Bruno Fernandes start like he has for United is very frustrating, when Levy not playing master haggler sees him at Spurs last summer. Who knows what our season would look like right now?
— Sam Parker (@SmParker8) June 30, 2020
Spurs Web Opinion
Fans seem to forget that we were only ever going to sign one of either Giovani Lo Celso or Fernandes last summer. I believe we made the right choice in eventually going for Lo Celso, although he is a different sort of player to the Manchester United star, who seems more deadly in the final third.
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