A Bola says United have now made a breakthrough in their negotiations after tabling a new offer worth just over £55million.
The Red Devils will pay close to £47m up-front for Fernandes, with an extra £8.5m in potential add-ons depending on his success at Old Trafford.
Sporting had hoped to secure a deal worth £60m for the Portugal international, but now appear willing to meet United in the middle this month.
Fernandes seemingly snubbed the chance to say goodbye to Sporting fans ahead of his move to as he angrily stormed down the tunnel and pushed a TV camera on Tuesday night.
The midfielder was left furious after Sporting's 2-1 defeat by Braga in the semi-finals of the Taca da Liga - the Portuguese League Cup - in what could prove to be his final game for the club.
Bruno Fernandes doesn't wave goodbye to the fans, but instead punches the camera in the tunnel.
Very angry man and doesn't look sad one bit.
Maybe Woodward was the camera man? pic.twitter.com/XI70592Ron
— United Talks (@Utd_Talks) January 21, 2020