What Cristiano Ronaldo Said After Seeing Bruno Fernandes For First Time

Portugal's Bruno Fernandes celebrates with Cristiano Ronaldo after scoring their second goal.

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Bruno Fernandes has been phenomenal since his Manchester United debut, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes the 26-year-old really is the final piece of the jigsaw in the midfield.

It was previously known that the talented attacker joined the Old Trafford outfit because of his extreme liking to Cristiano Ronaldo, who left behind a legacy of his own at the Theatre of Dreams.

Likewise, the midfield maestro wishes to achieve a similar feat by putting to use his skills to the maximum at his current club, and is of course succeeding in doing so.

The Portuguese regularly trained with the Ballon d’Or laureate during their national team practice sessions. The Mancunian winter signing has revealed that the Juventus forward once approached him while they were training on international duty to share a few words.

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Fernandes told Cronache Di Spogliatoio: “He immediately received me very well in the national team.

“We young people look at him as an idol, for me it always has been. It was very important on the first day in retreat. He came to me, saying: ‘You are doing well at Sporting. Play your cards here. Keep it up.’

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“It was a dream for me: he had come to me, not vice versa. Those words make the difference, if only the fact that he came. When we look at the strongest players we respect them, but that gesture left me a sign.”

Subsequently, the creative playmaker arrived in England this January during the final stages of the winter transfer window and has admitted that he experienced shivers the first time he caught a glimpse of the Old Trafford stadium.

The star also exclaimed that United has forever been his dream club, and the team is quite a force to reckon with in the Premier League.