Bruno Fernandes has opened up on his switch to the Premier League and admitted he cried at the prospect of making a ‘dream’ move to Manchester United.
The Portuguese international signed from Sporting Lisbon during the January transfer window and has quickly established himself as a key figure at Old Trafford, scoring three goals and providing a further four assists in all competitions.
Fernandes has now revealed that a move to one of England’s leading sides has long been a ‘big dream’, and how he was overwhelmed by his emotions following the news of Manchester United‘s bid for his services.
“You know, I will say the truth that I was scared,” Fernandes said in an Instagram Live interview. “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.
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“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.”
Fernandes has starred as the central figure in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s midfield since arriving in English football, the 25-year-old’s creativity bringing a new dimension to the Red Devils’ side.
Much has been discussed about how the Portuguese will fit alongside Paul Pogba as the midfielder prepares to make his long-awaited return from injury, though Fernandes is excited about the prospect of lining up alongside the World Cup winner.
“Yes of course, I think Paul is one of the best players in Manchester and in the world,” Fernandes added.
“He was injured for a lot of time. The opportunity to play side to side with him is fantastic because you want to play with the best players you can.”