Bruno Fernandes says Ronaldo played role in his transfer to Man United

Bruno Fernandes says Ronaldo played role in his transfer to Man United

- Bruno Fernandes became the fourth Sporting Lisbon player to sign for Man United

- Fernandes completed the £46.5 million transfer in January, before making his debut against Wolves

- Cristiano Ronaldo, Nani and Marcos Rojo are the other ex-Sporting Lisbon players who joined United from the Portuguese club

Bruno Fernandes has admitted Cristiano Ronaldo played an integral part in his transfer to Man United from Sporting Lisbon before the January window closed.

The January switch saw Fernandes become the fourth Sporting Lisbon player to sign for Man United after Nani, Ronaldo and Marcos Rojo.

Ronaldo left the Portuguese outfit for United in 2003 and went on to establish himself as a global superstar before later joining Real Madrid and most recently Juventus.

But after reaching out to the five-time Ballon d'Or winner about a potential move to Old Trafford, Fernandes was strongly advised not hesitate.

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"Yes, I talked about Manchester United with Cristiano," Fernandes told the Man United website.

"He just said good things about United. He said he started living his dream here and he started being a really good player here. I think he is happy with my transfer," the midfielder continued.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is also understood to have spoken with Ronaldo about Fernandes, with the Portuguese International recommending the midfielder.

"I also talked with Ole and he said he asked Cristiano about me. And he said good things about me, which is good," Fernandes added.

Fernandes has since made his debut for the Red Devils, Solskjaer drafting him against Wolves on Saturday, February 1, in a clash that ended in a barren draw.

Manchester United are currently occupying seventh position on the Premier League standings and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his men will have to up their games so as to finish among the top four.

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Earlier, had reported how Bruno Fernandes on Sunday, February 2, returned to Portugal three days after making his debut for Manchester United where he watched his former club Sporting Lisbon against Braga.

The 25-year-old midfielder recently joined Manchester United and was in the squad that played against Wolves in the goalless draw.

And after the encounter, Bruno Fernandes traveled to Portugal to watch his former club so as for him to know how they have been since he left them.

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