Bruno Fernandes has disclosed just how much of an impact Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has had on his Manchester United career.
A young Ronaldo completed a switch from Sporting Lisbon to Manchester United back in 2003, with Fernandes following in his footsteps after making the switch to Old Trafford from the Portuguese club in January.
Since his move to United in January, Fernandes has become a major hit, establishing himself as a constant figure in Ole’s midfield; deservedly. The 26-year-old has scored a highly impressive 28 goals and registered 13 assists in merely 33 games.
The former Sporting man has not only won multiple player of the month awards in England, but he’s also had a hand in 10 goal involvements in just 15 Premier League away games this season, setting a new record in the process.
His exploits in a United shirt brings back memories of Cristiano Ronaldo’s stay at the club, with the current Juventus star man enjoying a six-year stint of success under Sir Alex Ferguson.
Fernandes has always made his admiration for Ronaldo public and has always claimed that he wants to emulate the success of his Portuguese teammate at the club.
He has now revealed that watching the former Real Madrid man while growing up has influenced his career progress. He specifically highlighted Ronaldo’s never-ending work ethic, determination, drive, hunger, passion, and the ability to invest a hundred percent of his ability in every game as what he has been learning.
When club football returns after the international break, Manchester United welcome West Bromwich Albion to Old Trafford and will be hoping to make it two wins on a bounce after defeating Everton 3-1 at Goodison Park. A game in which Fernandes scored two goals and laid up another for EdinsonCavani.