Transfer news expert Fabrizio Romano has candidly opened up on his “favourite” Manchester United scoop after claiming that it “changed my life.”

Romano has become a leading figure in the world of transfer news, with the Italian reporter now considered one of the best sources in the footballing world.

The 30-year-old was at the forefront of reporting when current United captain Bruno Fernandes completed his sensational £47m move from Sporting CP in 2020.

Fernandes was initially linked with Tottenham in the summer of 2019, but Sporting president Frederico Varandas revealed that the club rejected an offer from Spurs.

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Romano on ‘life-changing’ Fernandes story

Speaking to Alan Shearer, Gary Lineker and Micah Richards, Romano opened up on how he worked predominately in Italian football and later expanded to European football.

When asked by Shearer what was the biggest scoop he revealed, Romano told The Rest Is Football podcast: “Look, there are a couple of scoops.

“For me, the favourite one remains Bruno Fernandes to Manchester United because it changed my life.”

He continued: “Because I was reporting on Italian football until that moment, also something on European football.

“But in that case, with Bruno, it really changed my life because I understood that it was ground to make something special on European and international transfer markets.

“I had the story of Bruno joining Man United after spending the whole summer telling Man United fans on Twitter, ‘No, he’s not coming.’ And all the people shouting at me, ‘No, he’s coming. In the Portuguese and English press, they’re saying he’s almost done.’ And I was like, ‘No, no, he’s not joining.’

“Then, in January, when he joined the club, I had the picture of Bruno with his agent on the private flight ready to go to Manchester. That moment changed my life.”

Fernandes’ impact at United

Fernandes wasted no time in adapting to life at Old Trafford and made an immediate impact under former United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The 28-year-old Portuguese midfielder scored an impressive 12 times and registered eight assists in 22 appearances in the second half of the 2019-20 season.

Fernandes, who has won back-to-back Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year awards, captured his first major silverware last season in the Carabao Cup final with United.

A pivotal figure at Old Trafford, the Portugal international has since become United’s captain after Erik ten Hag stripped Harry Maguire of the captaincy in the summer.

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