Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes has talked down Olé Gunnar Solskjaer’s recent comments about Bruno Fernandes, where he urged his players to try to emulate the Portuguese and have a winning mentality and mindset like him.
The Norwegian, while praising Fernandes, had said ahead of the 3-2 win at Southampton, “Bruno has had a fantastic impact, he’s not afraid of anything here.
“He’s not just giving out rollickings, he’s also instructing players. He thrives on the pressure moments and we can all learn from his mindset and winning mentality.
“If we are two-nil up, he wants it to be three, if it’s three goals he wants four. He’s always looking for the team to improve, and that’s what I want as well”.
The kind words have no doubt been well-received by Fernandes, but the midfielder has insisted that whatever he does is naturally a part of his game, adding he only cares about helping the team.
“I think it’s something natural in me,” he told the official Man United website.
“I don’t do anything like saying ‘I want to be a leader or I want to do things in a different way to someone’ it’s the natural way I have. It’s something that’s in my game. Sometimes you have to improve also on this because you need leadership from different players in different modes.
“For me, the point is helping everyone with my voice when I can and also with my energy and everything I do in the game to help the team.
“The most important thing for me is helping my team-mates in any way I can, if it’s with my voice then it’s with my voice, if it’s with my energy then it’s with my energy.”
Fernandes has been in outstanding form since his move to Old Trafford, and he has been crowned the player of the month five times since then.