Bruno Fernandes shares what Man Utd fans told him about goal celebrations

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Bruno Fernandes has revealed the message Manchester United fans sent him, as regards how to celebrate goals for the club.

United have had to play behind closed doors for almost a year now, as Coronavirus restrictions continue to ensure the fans stay away from Old Trafford and other football stadiums across the UK.

This means the players cannot celebrate with the fans when they score, like they used to, but according to Fernandes, he’s been told to carry on celebrating as if the reverse were the case.

Speaking recently on the issue, the Portuguese said: “When you score, you want to celebrate.

“Some players when they score they don’t have that feeling to celebrate because there is nobody there and we have to make our own way to celebrate and make the atmosphere happy when we score as if the fans were there.

“One of the things the fans told me when we started to play behind closed doors is that when we score you need to celebrate like we are there with you.

“I’m trying to do that, sometimes it’s difficult because you are not in the mood and maybe you don’t feel it, but I’m trying to do it like they are there or if they are at home then they are feeling that I’m happy and I am with them.”

It can be difficult to play in the type of atmosphere the players have in the last year, but it’s a necessity at this point, and we have to maintain it, with the hope that things will change soon.