BRUNO FERNANDES’ wayward passing was behind Manchester United’s refusal to make a move, according to reports.
The Sporting Lisbon midfielder was heavily linked with a big-money Premier League switch as Old Trafford and Tottenham chiefs mulled over a bid.
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But the Daily Mail claims United scouts warned that Fernandes, 24, gives the ball away too often to be used in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s system.
He managed a lowly 75.1 per cent pass completion ratio last season – some way behind Paul Pogba‘s 82.8 per cent success rate.
Fernandes showed off the skills which saw interest in his signature with an unbelievable piece of skill on Sunday.
The playmaker put the ball one side of a Maritimo defender and then sprinted past him on the other side as his side drew with Sporting.
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The full-back was left in no-man’s land as Fernandes, 24, put the ball into the box.
Earlier in the game, it was the wantaway skipper who set up the equaliser for Sebastian Coates after 29 minutes following Getterson’s third-minute opener for the home side.
But £64million-rated Fernandes – who has already been pictured crying after games twice this season – is running out of time to find a move with the European transfer deadline on September 2.