Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes has signed a new contract to extend his stay at Old Trafford until 2026.
There is an option to prolong the Portuguese playmaker’s deal for a further year as well, until 2027.
United do not yet know who the new manager will be but have decided that Bruno is so important regardless that securing his future was a priority.
And the man himself took to Instagram and Twitter after the news was confirmed to send a message to United’s fans.
He said: “I am really happy to announce that I will be here longer with you and I am really happy for this moment.
“I hope that we together can bring the trophies back to our home where they belong.”
Bruno’s Portuguese countryman Diogo Dalot, who returned to first team training early after helping his side make it to World Cup 2022, reacted to the news.
Now, Bruno has to try and help United get into next season’s Champions League, which will take an impressive run of form.
That has to start this weekend against Leicester, who beat United 4-2 at the King Power Stadium earlier this season.
Ralf Rangnick has challenged his side to win seven of the remaining nine games and that record got United into the top four in the 2019/20 campaign under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Bruno helped inspire that upturn in form with his mid-season arrival and a similar level of performance would go a long way to getting United into the top four this year as well.