Bruno Fernandes offers financial support to Portuguese topflight in crisis

Bruno Fernandes offers financial support to Portuguese topflight in crisis

- Bruno Fernandes was said to have bailed a Portuguese club currently facing a financial crisis

- Aves were shut out of their facility due to failure to an insurance policy

- The Red Devils midfielder and a few other Portugal international have offered to render more help

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Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes showed he is more than just an impressive player after rendering support to Portuguese club Aves who are facing financial crisis at the moment.

The 25-year-old's former national U23 teammate Afonso Figueiredo revealed the classy gesture the Red Devils star rendered to the club.

Figueiredo also added that they have not been paid since the pandemic hit so hard in March - thereby forcing some of the senior players to leave the club.

The club was also forced out of their facility due to their failure to pay their insurance policy which almost affected their game against Benfica this week on Tuesday, July 21.

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SunSport quoting local news outlets report that Police were called on to break into the ground as they ended up losing 4-0.

Bruno Fernandes offers financial support to Portuguese topflight in crisis
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The publication further revealed that Aves were going to boycott to their final game against Portimonense, which would unleash utter chaos in the Portuguese top-flight.

But Figueiredo revealed Fernandes - along with Leciester star Ricardo Pereira and Portugal goalkeeper Claudio Ramos - have offered to help the club.

He told Sport TV: “Bruno Fernandes, in addition to being a great player on the pitch, still manages to be bigger outside himself.

Also Ricardo Pereira, several colleagues of mine, Claudio Ramos, players who were not indifferent to what is happening here.

And I want to thank you for your concern and also for the thousands of messages that we have received in this phase of support.”

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Fernandes, who earns about £100,000 a week at United - has been a local hero either. Back in April, he returned to Porto to distribute food and hygiene supplies to hard-up locals. earlier reported that Bruno Fernandes followed the footpath of his team-mate in the Portuguese national team, Cristiano Ronaldo, by joining English Premier League club Manchester United.

The 25-year-old switched to the Old Trafford club from Sporting Lisbon in January and has once again said Ronaldo is the best player in the world having a slight edge over Argentina’s Lionel Messi, adding that he never saw Pele play.

Fernandes has been quite impressive since his arrival at the Old Trafford club scoring four goals and making another four assists.

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