Portugal international midfielder Fernandes was reportedly prepared to walk away from the club if they joined the Super League, demonstrating the strength of feeling brought about by the proposals.
The no-relegation element of the Super League was reportedly a factor in Fernandes standing firm against the proposals.
The former Sporting CP midfielder shared a post from compatriot Daniel Podence at the time, adding the caption 'dreams can't be buy [sic]'.
The Athletic reports he 'was said to feel so strongly he would have pushed to leave United had it gone through'.
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