Manchester United finally unveiled Bruno Fernandes as our player after the £46m transfer was agreed with Sporting Lisbon.

The midfielder has claimed that he’s loved the club since Cristiano Ronaldo signed from the same club in 2003.

My love of Manchester United really started when I used to watch Cristiano Ronaldo play and ever since then I have been a big fan of this great club. For me to now play for Manchester United feels incredible, I have worked hard to get to this moment and I can promise the fans that I will give everything for the badge to help bring us more success and trophies. I want to thank Sporting for everything they have done for me. It is surreal to hear the nice words that have been said about me from players that used to play for this team. A massive thank you to Ole and everyone at Manchester United for the trust they have shown in me and I can’t wait to start to repay that on the pitch.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has spoken about what he expects Fernandes to bring to the team, pointing to the goals and assists. In 22 appearances in the league and Europa League, he’s scored 13 goals and provided 10 assists.

We have been tracking Bruno for many months and everyone here has been tremendously impressed with all his attributes and what he will bring to this team. Most importantly he is a terrific human being with a great personality and his leadership qualities are clear for all to see. Bruno’s goals and assists stats speak for themselves, he will be a fantastic addition to our team and he will help us push on in the second part of the season. The winter break is coming at a perfect time for us to integrate Bruno into the squad and for him to get to know his team-mates.