Bruno Fernandes has revealed the emotions he went through as Manchester United approached to sign him.
The Portuguese international arrived at Old Trafford back in January as a result of a long-term interest since the days of Jose Mourinho. And since his arrival, Fernandes has proven to be an instant-impact sort of player for Manchester United.
The former Sporting star had been linked with a move to United for the longest before he secured his dream move. And according to the midfielder himself, his emotions proved to be too overwhelming as the news of interest from his dream club arrived at his ears.
“You know, I will say the truth that I was scared,” Fernandes said in an Instagram Live interview with Mario Djurovski. “It was a dream [come true] but it was a big dream.
“For me, playing in England and for Manchester [United] was the highest part of my career. To play in the Premier League, for one of the best teams in the world.
“When I received the call saying: ‘Bruno, you have the chance of moving to Manchester’ I called my wife, my brother, my sister, my mother and just started crying.
“But I was crying through happiness. I fought all my life for this, for this top club. The chance was here and I needed to take it with both hands, to follow my dream.
“My family knew since the beginning that I wanted to be a footballer, they knew my big dream was to be in the Premier League and to play for Manchester.”
It’s quite common for young Portuguese players to aspire towards playing for the Red Devils as many idolise Cristiano Ronaldo and his journey. The ex-Sampdoria man clearly is no different and from his narration of events, it’s apparent how much this transfer meant to him.
It comes as no surprise how the midfielder has managed to drop admirable performances right from the get-go; an element of passion and desire was hiding in plain sight.