English Premiership

'Confidence' from Ole was important for Bruno to join United

Bruno Fernandes (AFP)
Bruno Fernandes (AFP)

Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes says that the confidence from manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was part of the reason he signed with the Premier League giants.

The Portugal international inked a £68 million deal with the Red Devils during the January transfer window.

The 25-year-old has made a bright start to his United career contributing three goals and four assists in nine games.

In an exclusive interview with the club’s official website, Fernandes reveals that former star striker and current manager of United is what helped him quickly pen a deal to play at Old Trafford.

"For me, the most important was obviously the confidence of the coach,” Fernandes said.

"I need to know I am backed from the coach, because sometimes when you change club, not every time the coach wants you.

"Not like I need to come because the coach wants me to play, no, not like this, but I want to feel the confidence from the coach. You come, you are a choice for me and you come. I need you, I want you, it's not like you come and I ask but I will play?

"No, this for me is not the point. For me, the point is the confidence he has in me. If he has confidence in me, then the rest is working.

"I need to work to conquer my place, to play, to keep going with games and games and games."

- Compiled by Tashreeq Vardien

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