Captain Bruno posts a message to the fans

Bruno Fernandes has urged supporters to fight for their dreams every day, after he had the “enormous privilege” of captaining Manchester United for the first time on Tuesday night.

Harry Maguire did not travel to France for our Champions League match against Paris Saint-Germain due to injury and, as a result, our Portuguese playmaker was handed the armband by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – amusingly, he found out while sitting next to the boss in our pre-match press conference! 

Fernandes is already an experienced leader, having previously captained Sporting Lisbon, but skippering a club like United is a tremendous honour and he proudly led the team out in Paris. 

Bruno displayed his influence by breaking the deadlock with a penalty that had to be retaken at Parc des Princes, after PSG goalkeeper Keylor Navaz advanced off his goal-line for his initial spot-kick.

An Anthony Martial own goal levelled the score in the second half but an excellent victory was secured late on, when Marcus Rashford drove a powerful finish into the net on 87 minutes. 

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Bruno passed the armband to our match-winner when he was substituted a moment later and, now the dust has settled, the 26-year-old has been reflecting on his first experience as United captain. 

“Another dream come true and crowned with a victory in the Champions League,” writes Bruno in a post to his 2.9 million Instagram followers.

“It is an honour and an enormous privilege to have been captain of a club like Manchester United, an unspeakable moment of strong emotions for me. Believe and fight for your dreams every day until you can live them with your eyes open.”

Solskjaer is blessed to have two exceptional leaders in Maguire and Fernandes, and it remains to be seen which of them will captain the team in Saturday’s Premier League match against Chelsea at Old Trafford. 

When speaking earlier this week, the manager was optimistic that Harry would recover from his slight injury to face Frank Lampard’s Blues, who he scored against at Stamford Bridge last season. 

However, at the time of writing, the Englishman remains a doubt and Solskjaer may provide an update when he speaks to the media at his pre-match press conference on Friday morning.

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