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Man Utd Double winner Parker: Fernandes better option than Maddison

Manchester United Double winner Paul Parker supports their move for Sporting CP star Bruno Fernandes.

Parker reckons Fernandes' £50m price tag represents good value when compared to the alternatives on United's shortlist, including Leicester City midfielder James Maddison.

"I wouldn't have any concerns over him playing in Portugal at his age," he told the WeAreTheBusbyBoys podcast.

“People say you can't put the words £50m and bargain together, but when you're talking about James Maddison costing near or over £120m, and the fact he will have to hit the ground running, you have to reconsider.

“You're getting a player who is technically better than any other United player in that area, other than arguably [Juan] Mata."

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