Bruno Fernandes reveals why he wanted to complete a transfer to United.

  • Bruno Fernandes made the switch from Primeira Liga side Sporting Lisbon to Old Trafford in January.

  • The Portuguese has scored three goals and registered four assists in just nine appearances for United.

January signing Fernandes won the Premier League's Player of the Month award for February. [Getty]
January signing Fernandes won the Premier League's Player of the Month award for February. [Getty]

Manchester United's January signing Bruno Fernandes says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was a key factor in his decision to move to Old Trafford.


The Portuguese midfield ace secured a £68million move from Sporting Lisbon to United in the January transfer window and put pen to paper on a five-and-a-half-year deal.


Fernandes has absolutely hit the ground running in England and won the Premier League's Player of the Month award for February.


However, the 25-year-old has revealed his motivation for signing for the Red Devils while speaking to MUTV.


'Since the beginning, I wanted to join Manchester United,' the midfield maestro, who has made an instant impact at United, scoring three goals and registering four assists in just nine appearances for the 20-time champions, said.


'For me, the most important was obviously the confidence of the coach. I need to know I am backed by 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 of 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.'



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