Bruno Fernandes was a revelation for Manchester United in the first couple of months after his move before corona suspended the season. He has repeatedly spoken about how he had always dreamed in following in the footsteps of his hero and compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo.

During an Instagram live interview, Fernandes spoke about exactly how much it meant to him to find out he was signing for United, revealing that he called up his family and cried tears of joy.

You know, I will say the truth that I was scared. It was a dream [come true] but it was a big dream. For me, playing in England and for Manchester was the highest part of my career. To play in the Premier League, for one of the best teams in the world.

When I received the call saying: ‘Bruno, you have the chance of moving to Manchester’ I called my wife, my brother, my sister, my mother and just started crying. But I was crying through happiness. I fought all my life for this, for this top club. The chance was here and I needed to take it with both hands, to follow my dream. My family knew since the beginning that I wanted to be a footballer, they knew my big dream was to be in the Premier League and to play for Manchester.

Fernandes was initially seen as the replacement for Paul Pogba but it now looks as though the Frenchman will remain at United, for the coming season at least. Pogba has battled with injury all season but is now fit and has been in training with his new teammate, with Fernandes speaking of his admiration for him.

I think Paul is one of the best players in Manchester and in the world. He was injured for a lot of time. The opportunity to play side to side with him is fantastic because you want to play with the best players you can.