Bruno Fernandes details the attitude of the Manchester United dressing room to talk about acquisition

Bruno Fernandes insists he and his Manchester United teammates are staying focused on the pitch amid takeover talks surrounding the club.

United was the subject of two formal takeover bids at the end of the February 17 deadline set by the Raine Group, a commercial banking group leading a possible sale of the club by the Glazer family. Speculation about a sale began with a statement from the American family last November, with offers from Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani and Sir Jim Ratcliffe escalating the process.

Amid all the talk of new owners, those on the pitch are on pace to produce one of United’s best seasons in years, with Erik ten Hag’s side still competing in all four competitions and capable of reclaiming their first piece of silver since 2017 in the Carabao on Sunday. Cup final against Newcastle.

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And Fernandes, who is likely to lead his side at Wembley on Sunday with club captain Harry Maguire as the regular substitute this season, knows the importance of keeping a laser focus on what he can achieve.

“For me it’s not difficult because I try to focus on my game,” Fernandes told Sky Sports. “I try to focus on everything I can do inside the buildings here, inside the stadium, inside the pitch, because all we can control is ourselves, it’s the best we can do.”

“So we know the environment, we know the voices. It’s impossible not to know at the moment. We’re in a place where it’s easy to talk about United because we know they make a lot of noise talking about the club. But I think if you keep doing the right things, yeah you keep the momentum, if you keep the results, it will always be less and less noise.

“So it’s about us doing our job, doing our best and trying to keep the results as they are.”


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