Martial exclusive: Bruno's arrival is a big plus

Saturday 01 February 2020 06:30

Anthony Martial has welcomed new Manchester United team-mate Bruno Fernandes and says his arrival is a great boost for the squad.

The 25-year-old completed his move to the Reds on Thursday and trained with his new team-mates for the first time on Friday morning.

Martial feels Fernandes is already settling in well and believes his offensive qualities will be vital to the team.

“He’s a very, very good player. He had a great season last season and he’s started this season just the same and has been playing very well,” Martial told us.

“I think it’s a real big plus for the club and I think he’s someone who’s going to help us attain our objectives this season.

Bruno's first session with the Reds Video

Bruno's first session with the Reds

Judging by these scenes at the Aon Training Complex, Bruno has been fully embraced by the lads...

“I’ve had a couple of little chats with him out on the training pitch and during training and I think he’ll settle into really easily.

"He’s spent some time initially with the Portuguese and Spanish speakers and he’s already integrated really well.”

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed at his pre-match press conference that Fernandes will be involved in Saturday’s Premier League with Wolves at Old Trafford and Martial is looking forward to linking up with him in attack.

“He’s going to help us with his goalscoring,” insisted the Frenchman. “He’ll add to the amount of goals that we score and the chances we create, and there is the decisive passes and the assists he will provide. I think he will help us be more effective going forward and in front of goal.”

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