Ole Gunnar Solskjaer compares Bruno Fernandes to Cristiano Ronaldo. He has had an electric start to life at Manchester United.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Bruno Fernandes has brought a Cristiano Ronaldo-like presence to the squad since he joined.
Ronaldo spent six seasons at United after joining as an 18-year-old and fired the club to three consecutive Premier League titles and a Champions League trophy, earning the forward his first Ballon d’Or award.
Midfielder Fernandes, who also joined United from Sporting Lisbon, has had an electric start to life at United, registering 34 goal involvements in his first 35 matches for the club.
Solskjaer is aware of how important Fernandes’ injection of quality has been for his side but also praised the 26-year-old for his leadership and willingness to put the team first.
“Bruno has that presence [like Ronaldo] and an influence and an impact on his team-mates,” said Solskjaer ahead of Sunday’s trip to Southampton.
“I think Bruno has proven that over and over, that it is the team before I.”
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