Manchester United are set to reward Bruno Fernandes with a new double-your-money contract worth £200,000-a-week.
Fernandes, 26, has become United’s most important player since arriving from Sporting Lisbon in a £47million deal in January.
Fernandes is just 11 months into a four-and-a-half-year deal he signed when he moved to Manchester.
And the agreement has the option of a further 12 months.
But United want to keep the Portuguese international happy as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continues to rebuild a team that has now gone seven years without the Premier League title.
Fernandes currently earns £100,000-a-week – but that is way below the club’s top earners.
David De Gea earns £350,000-a-week and Paul Pogba is on £300,000-a-week.
Fernandes’ salary is at the same level as Jesse Lingard and No 2 keeper Dean Henderson.
United want to hand him a pay hike that will reflect his value to the club.
Fernandes was named the fans’ player of the year last season despite arriving halfway through the campaign.
He is desperately to add to a trophy collection that currently stands at one Portuguese Cup medal and two Portuguese League Cups.
The Porto-born midfielder has not been slow in lambasting his team-mates if they aren’t performing.
And his influence in the dressing room is a big factor in United’s determination to hand him a salary that reflects his status.
Fernandes has scored seven goals and picked up three assists in just nine Premier League games this season.
He has been a mainstay in the No 10 role and has also shone in European competition, with three goals and one assist in the Champions League.
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