Cristiano Ronaldo is most certainly a figure who is an inspiration to many of the professional footballers out there, and Bruno Fernandes, who arrived at Old Trafford last month happens to be one of them.
The Portuguese has showcased phenomenal performances for United following the big move from Sporting during the final stages of the winter transfer window this season. The midfield maestro had previously revealed that his impression of the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, a former United player, did actually help him sort his thoughts concerning the transfer.
Regardless, the Portugal international has recently disclosed that he was extremely grateful and had took a moment to thank the Juventus star for giving out a good impression of himself, soon after arriving at Old Trafford this year.
The 25-year-old told Sky Sports: “I didn’t speak to [Ronaldo] before coming but did after my arrival.
“I know some people asked Cristiano what he thought of me and what I was like as a player and a person. I know he spoke highly of me and gave me a good reference, so I sent him a message after to thank him for his kind words.”
Back in 2003, Ronaldo landed at the Theatre of Dreams from Sporting after which he went on creating a legacy of his own. In the six years he served the Mancunians, the instrumental figure had helped them secure three Premier League titles.
Accordingly, Fernandes wishes to achieve the same feat as Ronaldo by following his very footsteps. Nevertheless, the right footer successfully adds a glossy lining to United’s plays with his creativity, which would almost make one believe that he will have his own legacy at Old Trafford.
The Portuguese also fills the hole left behind by Paul Pogba’s absence in a great fashion by anchoring the midfield well. Although with that being said, there are plenty of work left to do for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, as his side still rests in the 7th position on the table.