Former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has revealed how he and Cristiano Ronaldo were pivotal in Manchester United’s signing of Bruno Fernandes.
The Portuguese midfielder joined Manchester United in January after completing a £68 million move from Sporting Lisbon and he quickly settled in the first team becoming one of Ole’s important midfielders.
United were outside the top 4 before the arrival of Bruno Fernandes but since his move to Old Trafford, his eight goals and seven assists helped the team qualify for the Champions League.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Evra both played briefly with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United and the Frenchman has revealed how the United manager sought their advice when weighing up a move for Bruno Fernandes.
He told The Guardian: ‘When they wanted to sign Bruno Fernandes, Ole texted me. I asked for advice from Cristiano Ronaldo and Cristiano says Bruno’s a good guy and very professional.’
‘I say, “Ole, I’ve spoken with Cristiano. Let’s go for it.”
He further spoke about the impact of Bruno Fernandes in the team sighting that he had a ‘massive impact’ in the team and ‘without him I don’t think we would have qualified for the Champions League.’
Fernandes revealed he made it his childhood dream to follow the footsteps of Cristiano Ronaldo after his Portugal team mate, Ronaldo, gave a good report about him.