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Solskjaer responds to 'speculation' claiming he's been to watch Bruno Fernandes

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was coy on speculation linking the club with a move for Sporting Lisbon’s Bruno Fernandes, after reports claiming the Manchester United manager has been to watch the midfielder.

The Portugal international was linked with a host of clubs throughout the summer after a prolific season for Sporting, and is again a regular feature in the media gossip columns, with recent reports claiming that Solskjaer, along with Manchester United assistant Mike Phelan, flew to Lisbon to watch the 25-year-old in action against Porto ahead of a potential move this month.

Fernandes enjoyed a stunning campaign in the Portuguese capital last term, scoring 32 goals in all competitions, whilst the midfielder has continued in similar fashion this season with 13 goals so far.

United are believed to be prepared to strengthen their squad this summer should the right players be available, though ahead of this weekend’s meeting with Norwich, Solskjaer refused to comment on reports of a move for Fernandes.

“We go back to speculation,” Solskjaer said in his pre-match press conference.

“We go and watch games all the time but where I’ve been and when I’ve been somewhere is irrelevant.

“That’s another player that’s in a different club and I can’t speak about.”

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