- Bruno Fernandes joined the fight against COVID-19 in Portugal
- The midfielder helped distribute food materials and medications to vulnerable people in Porto area
- Fernandes has now been recalled by his club ahead of Premier League resumption in the coming weeks
Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes joined a few friends to help fight deadly coronavirus by providing relief materials to vulnerable people in Porto.
The 25-year-old Portuguese returned to his home country after the Premier League was suspended mid-March, barely two months after moving to England.
He, however, made himself useful by delivering food packages and medicine to locals of his native country after being asked to help by the leader of a supporters group in Fernando Madureira.
Real SC star Ibra Cassama revealed how Fernandes played an active role in helping the community, going on to outline just how serious the situation has become.
He told media: “There were several. My colleagues call me to tell me about situations that leave me touched, but there was really a more remarkable one.
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“I went to a house and the guy lives with four children and the father who is bedridden, connected to an oxygen cylinder. He opened the fridge and there was nothing there.
“He didn’t even have diapers for his son, there was a prescription from the dispensary and he didn’t have the money to pick it up. When I saw the situation they were in, I started to cry.”
Cassama, while speaking about Fernandes said: “The next day, Bruno Fernandes appeared asking how he could join the group and was also soon available to help. He even went to distribute food with Madureira.
“Here is the case of a person with much more visibility and who left his comfort zone to help others, when he was under no obligation to do so, but wanted to participate.
“At that time, he was not the Manchester United player but a person like us… Basically, we are all the same.”
Daily Star reports that Fernandes has returned to England in preparation for the return Premier League in the coming weeks, though the fear of COVID-19 is causing a delay in the restart of the league.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Portuguese star Bruno Fernandes has been named Manchester United player of the month for March for the second consecutive month.
The midfielder got his reign at Old Trafford off to a flying start - scoring three goals and four assists in his first nine appearances for the Red Devils.
Having joined the Premier League club from Sporting Lisbon in a five-year deal valued around €55 million from Sporting Lisbon in January.
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