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Sporting CP coach Silas defends Man Utd target Fernandes: I know he's anxious

Sporting CP coach Silas has defended Bruno Fernandes over his form slide.

The midfielder has been waiting to join Manchester United, but played a full 90 in defeat at Braga on Sunday.

The result has heaped pressure on Silas, who was eager to defend his captain.

"(He's) very good, always in a good mood and always available to work," reasoned Silas.

"I realise that he is more anxious, but I didn't notice it in training or in the game."

United and Sporting will resume negotiations today over a fee for Fernandes.

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