Bruno: The legend I'd love to talk to
Bruno Fernandes has disclosed a major regret at Manchester United, regarding Sir Alex Ferguson, in a recent fans' Q&A.
The Portuguese midfielder has barely put a foot wrong since he joined the club at the end of January 2020, but even the best players have parts of their game they would like to improve and therefore remain receptive to guidance.
Fernandes is no exception and he cites one of the biggest names in United’s history, Sir Alex, as someone he'd seek an opinion from.
In an interview comprising supporters' questions, our no.18 was asked by Jassan from the UK if he has had the chance to speak to the legendary manager during his time at the club so far.
"So, Jassan, that is one of my biggest regrets in the club until now," revealed Bruno, in the Q&A you can read in the new issue of Inside United.
"I met him already but never had the chance to speak with him like I would like to do.
"I think everyone who watched Manchester United in the past remembers Sir Alex. [That is true] for me, growing up and seeing the club, being a fan of the club and seeing the development of the team.
"I would like to have a conversation with him and understand, from his point of view, what he thinks about me and what I can improve or still improve in my game to be better."
Also on the subject of improving his game, Dylan from the Republic of Ireland asked Bruno which quality he would like to take from one of his team-mates. Understandably, the decision was not easy.
"Dylan, I don’t know honestly as we have so many qualities in the team," he replied, before eventually opting for one of Marcus Rashford’s finest attributes.
"I think I’m not the slowest player in the world but if I would have the pace of Rashy, honestly, I would be a Ballon d’Or [winner] already. With the pace he has, oh my God, he’s unbelievable.
“It’s incredible the way he is and, when I talk about pace, it’s about running with the ball and without the ball, and, at the same time, the pace in his feet. The quality he has, the moves he has and the agility he has to come away from difficult situations. It’s unbelievable.”
The aforementioned Sir Alex is also impressed by Rashford but for a completely different reason. In a recent interview with BBC Sport, the legendary United manager said he was particularly proud of all the work our no. 10 is doing off the pitch to tackle food poverty.
"When he did what he did, I phoned him right away," said Sir Alex.
"I thought what he was doing is an example for a young person to give to all the rest of them in this industry, which most of the top players are doing very well.
“For Rashford to do we he did, for a young person, I was so proud of him, I really was. I think everyone was and he's not got carried away with himself. He's still trying to do an honest job as you would expect from him.”