Rio Ferdinand shares what Cristiano Ronaldo told him about Fernandes to United

Bruno Fernandes’ move to Manchester United was confirmed by the club yesterday evening.

This is a huge deal, addressing arguably the team’s biggest weakness, even when everybody is fit.

Fernandes has a prolific goalscoring record, and comes with the recommendation of Cristiano Ronaldo, so says Rio Ferdinand.

Speaking on his YouTube channel, Rio said he got in contact with Ronaldo ahead of this move to find out more about Fernandes from his ex United teammate.

Ronaldo plays alongside Fernandes for Portugal and gave a glowing report about United’s new signing.

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Ferdinand said: “Cristiano says he’s fantastic, he creates chances for him, he manipulates the ball, he’s confident.

“These are the types of things you want to hear when Manchester United are signing a player.”


Ferdinand appeared excited about United’s new addition and he believes a midfield of Scott McTominay, Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes will be the best combination.

“United’s midfield, McTominay, Pogba, Fernandes, that’s got a nice ring to it.”

While harsh on Fred, United will soon have a lot of options when everybody is back fit, and this season has shown that multiple combinations are needed to battle successfully in different competitions all at once.

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Ferdinand added: “This is what Man United have been missing. This guy has got an appetite for scoring goals.”

Supporters are excited to see what Fernandes can bring to this United team, which has potential across the pitch, but is so often let down by the lack of an elite attacking midfielder.

Fernandes provides an important link and hopefully United will begin to click.

It is unfair to put too much expectation on him right away, but from next season, this team could be a lot stronger.

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