Bruno Fernandes settled quicker than anyone imagined at Manchester United. The Portugal international joined from Sporting Lisbon and became an instant star, and central piece to ensure the team got the results it needed on many occasions.
The club has finally started backing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s project, with two signings so far this summer pleasing Reds from all corners of the globe, and there’s room for more.
First up was a swoop for Jadon Sancho, football’s worst kept secret for over a year.
Real Madrid confirmed last week that another high-profile name was set to join United.
Fernandes knows a thing or two about playing football in different countries, so he opened up on what he feels could prove to be the key challenges awaiting the latest signings to join United.
In an interview with club media, as per ManUtd.com, Fernandes was asked: “You know what it’s like to join mid-season. Will it be easier for the new signings to settle in now?”
The midfielder replied: “That’s the problem because they will arrive almost at the same time I did in terms of I trained two days and played straightaway! I think it’s always difficult to change country and change club, it doesn’t matter when you come. I was also lucky to play one game against Wolves and then we had five days off [matches] and one week in Marbella [for the winter training camp in 2020] and it was nice time to meet the lads and get to know them, so I was lucky at the same time. It’s also difficult to come to a new club, but at the same time you come to a big club and you are excited to play and being part of the team is always big. So I don’t think there are many changes from joining in January to July.”