Bruno Fernandes is now a club and international teammate of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ronaldo is gearing up for his second Manchester United debut, against Newcastle on Saturday.
In an interview with the BBC, Bruno was asked which Portuguese player is the best; himself, Luis Figo or Ronaldo.
Fernandes took the opportunity to lavish praise on the man who will have Old Trafford rocking this weekend.
“That’s easy, you have to choose Cristiano for everything he’s done,” said Bruno.
“What Cristiano has done in football for the last 15 years is something amazing. Something I think only him and [Lionel] Messi can reach. It would be difficult for someone else to be at that high level for so many years.”
Penalty technique explained
Fernandes was also asked about his penalty technique, with the jump before striking the ball and said:
“When I was at Sampdoria, one coach said to me to try it because a player who played for Sampdoria in the past did it. I tried it and it became the best way for me to take penalties.”
Perhaps Ronaldo will be taking over penalty duty now he’s back at United, but that’s a good headache for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to have.
Bruno’s existing relationship with Ronaldo should help United’s attack click more quickly with the superstar in it.
Both players like to dominate the ball but perhaps Bruno will turn more of a provider with Ronaldo there to grab the goals.
The pair playing together is a mouth-watering prospect, and United fans will hope to get their first glimpse of it from the start against Newcastle on Saturday.
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