Bruno Fernandes emerge as most valuable midfielder, followed by Mount, De Jong

Bruno Fernandes emerge as most valuable midfielder, followed by Mount, De Jong

- Bruno Fernandes has been named the most valuable midfielder in the world by CIES Football Observatory

- The Man United star is now worth £25.5m more than the amount he was signed during the winter window

- Chelsea mason Mount and Barcelona's Frenkie de Jong are second and third respectively

Bruno Fernandes' bright start to life at Man United has earned him the most valuable midfielder in the world, according to CIES Football Observatory.

A list was compiled by CIES and the Man United star is worth a massive £93million, £25.5m more than the Old Trafford outfit paid for his services.

Chelsea's Mason Mount is second with a value of £94.1m while Barcelona's Frenkie de Jong came third with £91m in value.

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French midfielder Paul Pogba did not make the top 20 list as he dropped to £44.9m despite making a club record move of £89m to the Red Devils in 2016.

CIES put some factors into consideration before estimating a player's value which includes ability, age, form, and contract length.

United's Fernades made a £67m move in the January transfer window after missing out on the former Sporting Lisbon star in the summer.

And he has proven his worth with breath-taking performances in the matches he has played so far.

The 25-year-old has also helped United's quest for a Champions League spot come alive before the global pandemic.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men will return to action against Tottenham on June 19, as they put their 11-match unbeaten run on the line against Jose Mourinho's side.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Ryan Giggs recalls Sir Alex Ferguson wanting to "throw him out a window" after being stitched up by Bryan Robson.

The Man United legend was encouraged by Robson to do something foolish by asking Ferguson for a car after just 25 games for the club.

At the age of 18, the Welshman spoke to the club captain after making first-team appearances for his club at his level.

Legit.ng also reported that Raheem Sterling has highlighted the fact that black people do not get equal opportunities with the whites to become managers of clubs.

The Man City winger used the likes of Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard whose careers sprang up as managers immediately after they finished their respective playing spells.

Sterling insisted the lack of black people in football’s hierarchy and in managerial positions remains a concern for him.

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