Revealed: Why Solskjaer ensured Manchester United signed Bruno Fernandes

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Bruno Fernandes has been a major signing for Manchester United since his arrival from Sporting Lisbon in January 2020.

The midfielder has contributed the most goals for United since then, while also helping United become title contenders again.

And according to the United boss, Olé Gunnar Solskjaer, he always knew Bruno Fernandes would be a star, even before signing him from Portugal.

In an interview with Soccer AM, the Norwegian is quoted as saying about his midfield talisman, “I watched him live myself and I really liked the fire in his belly.

“I saw something that I felt we needed not just as a player but as a personality in the group.”

Fernandes has also been a leader at Old Trafford since joining; often helping his teammates feel motivated and fired up both on and off the football pitch.