United will want to build a team around Fernandes, but there have also been signs and reports of the midfielder growing frustrated at his team-mates in training.
He fits the mould of a typical United star demanding the very best and that also means challenging for trophies every year.
United can only deliver that by making more big moves in the transfer window to give Fernandes the players he needs around him to get the help he needs.
They failed to do so in the last summer transfer window in their attempts to sign Jadon Sancho.
At this rate, it’s inevitable that Fernandes will begin to be linked with big-money moves to Spain or elsewhere.
And United know exactly how they can prevent that from happening.