Video: Bruno Fernandes fights back tears in emotional final interview as Sporting Lisbon player

Bruno Fernandes has given his last interview as a Sporting Lisbon player and as seen in the video below, the midfielder had to fight back tears.

The 25-year-old Portugal international is set to complete a €55m+ move to Manchester United this week, leaving Sporting after three years.

There is no doubt his time with Sporting will be remembered fondly.

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Man Utd fans will hope that Fernandes can be just as influential for them and become a key figure in the team, like he did with Sporting.

It seems it is only a matter of time before Fernandes is officially unveiled as a United player.

Speaking to Sporting’s official YouTube channel, Fernandes says: “The words are short for what I lived here,” as translated by the Daily Star. “There were important moments that made a mark on my career.”

“This is not easy. Obviously, it will mark me forever.

“The plans, the people who worked with me, everything, the players, everything. I will only keep the positive things because I want people to remember me for the positives.

“I will always remember Sporting for the positives. Me and my family were always well-received. We had lots of kindness from everyone, nothing was ever missing.

“And I am not a Lion from a cradle but I will be from now on.

“All I can do is thank them for everything. I hope that you star with good memories for me and I will always take you in my heart.”

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