He was the name talked about all summer long, the one that would solve Manchester United’s creativity issue in the middle of the park but it now appears the opinion supporters held on Bruno Fernandes has changed.
While countless names were linked it was Fernandes who captured the fans’ imagination after an incredible season in his native Portugal.
The creative midfielder scored 32 goals as he captained Sporting to Portuguese Cup glory and then helped his country become the inaugural Nations League champions.
The 24-year-old was the name on everybody’s lips and when deadline day came and went without United making a move the disappointment was palpable.
While a great number of fans are still hoping that the club change their stance on the midfielder, others have begun to change their minds after watching his performance in Portugal’s recent 4-2 win over Serbia.
Fernandes didn’t have a great showing and some fans believe United may have made the correct call in not breaking the bank to sign him.
You can see a collection of their reactions below: