What Man Utd officials behind the scenes are predicting about Bruno Fernandes
Manchester United bigwigs are convinced there is more to come from Bruno Fernandes. The Portugal international has taken the Premier League by storm following his big-money move from Sporting Lisbon in January. He contributed three goals and four assists in nine appearances before the coronavirus pandemic ground professional football to a halt.
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Manchester United fans have quickly taken to Fernandes, who has enjoyed a blistering start to life at Old Trafford.
The impact he has made was evident when he was awarded the Premier League Player of the Month award for February.
Fernandes is under contract until the summer of 2025 so there is plenty more to come from Fernandes.
And figures behind the scenes at Old Trafford are convinced fans are yet to see the best of his ability, according to Sky Sports, and are predicting that there is a lot more to come.
The prospect of teaming Fernandes up in the engine room with Paul Pogba is eagerly anticipated by fans, despite the latter enduring an injury-hit campaign.
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While there is speculation surrounding Pogba’s long-term future at the club, Fernandes is excited to play alongside the World Cup winner.
“Obviously Paul is injured from a long time [ago], and all we know is he has a lot of qualities,” he said.
“We can say in football that people normally forget what you do good when you have a mistake. You can do good for 34 games, and one game you do bad and everyone will remember that.
“Paul is coming from a bad moment, because of the situation. When he played also, the club and the team was not good, because the expectations are high for Paul, because Paul is a top player and Manchester United pay a lot for him, and expectations are a lot for him.
“It’s normal when you are in that situation you don’t play like a superstar, because everyone expects from Paul like they expect from [Cristiano] Ronaldo at Juventus or [Lionel] Messi at Barcelona. Everyone expects this from Paul in Manchester, because they know he has the qualities for this. Also this is confidence in Paul. The team, we have a lot of confidence in Paul.”
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After putting pen to paper on his contract back in January, Fernandes admitted it was a “dream come true” to join the club.
Old Trafford icon Cristiano Ronaldo played an influential role in the transfer, giving a glowing reference to his former club about his compatriot.
He said: “Yes, I talked about Manchester United with Cristiano. He just said good things about United. He said he started living his dream here and he started being a really good player here.
“I think he is happy with my transfer and I also talked with Ole and he said he asked Cristiano about me and he said good things about me which is good.
“Cristiano plays with me in the national team and he knows me, and for me he’s a good person. I want to follow his steps.”
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