Bruno Fernandes - "For me to now play for Manchester United feels incredible."

The Portugal international put pen to paper on a five-and-a-half-year contract today with the option of a further 12-month extension.


Manchester United have finally completed the signing of Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon.


The 25-year-old, who put pen to paper on a five-and-a-half-year contract [with the option of a further 12-month extension] at the Aon Training Complex today, said he will give "everything" to bring "success and trophies" to Old Trafford.


According to widespread reports, the Portugal international joined the 20-time champions for 55m euros (£47m) but add-ons could increase the overall cost to 80m euros (£67.7m).


Fernandes told United's official website: "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.


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"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."


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer added: "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.


"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."


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