Bruno Fernandes has ramped up preparations for the new season by training with his former club Boavista during his holiday. The midfielder is due back at Carrington on Monday but has now been seen kickstarting training earlier than expected.
The 26-year-old featured over 70 times for club and country last season and looked visibly fatigued towards the end of the campaign but is now showing no signs of slowing down.
Fernandes was part of the Portugal side who disappointingly crashed out of this summer’s European Championship at the round-of-16 stage but only started two of their four games.
𝗕𝗿𝘂𝗻𝗼 𝗙𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗲𝘀 + 𝗕𝗼𝗮𝘃𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗮 𝗙𝗖
Não há amor como o primeiro 🖤🤍@B_Fernandes8 treinou no Bessa e fez questão de deixar uma mensagem aos boavisteiros! 🙌@ManUtd don't worry, he will arrive even better! 😃👊#BoavistaFC #BrunoFernandes #ManUtd pic.twitter.com/G1J1LJtIFk
— Boavista FC (@boavistaoficial) July 17, 2021
With several first-team regulars not expected back until early August, Solskjaer will be happy to learn that Fernandes is maintaining his fitness before their Premier League curtain-raiser against Leeds on August 14.
Despite a dip in form towards the tail-end of last season, Fernandes remains Manchester United’s talisman and will be heavily reliant on their Portuguese maestro in their bid to end a four-year trophy drought.