Bruno: The best moment is yet to come

Friday 24 May 2024 13:59

Bruno Fernandes has been speaking passionately about his Manchester United future, in advance of Saturday's Emirates FA Cup final against Manchester City.

The Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year picked up his award at Carrington and delivered a simple response, when asked for his standout moment of the campaign.

"It's still yet to come," he told club media. "The standout moment. We had some good moments this season but I think the standout moment is still yet to come.

"It's special [winning this award]. Everyone knows the connection I have with the fans, I think. I feel and appreciate it every time I step onto the pitch. I have them on my side. I'm really grateful to them to have voted for me."

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In a separate interview for The Players' Tribune, our skipper responded to speculation surrounding his future by expressing his love for the club.

"I want to say a few words from the heart before this FA Cup final," he asserted. "I know that it has not been an easy season for you. We have not been up to the standard that you deserve. We have not always matched the support you’ve shown us.

"As the captain, I feel that more than anyone, and it is not a responsibility that I take for granted. This club is more than just something that I can put into a nice quote for social media. It is something that I care about deeply.

"After this difficult season, it is my responsibility to give more," he continued. "It starts with me. And it starts tomorrow. We have to give everything in this last match against City, and we have to move forward.

"I love to step out at Old Trafford more than anything in the world. I don’t want to leave. This has always been my ultimate dream.

"I just want my expectations to fit with the expectations of the club. If you go talk to any fan, they will tell you the same thing. We want to compete for the league. We want to be playing Champions League football. We want to be in cup finals. That is the standard. That is what I want. That is what you all deserve.

"I just want to keep fighting. I want to be here. My family wants to be here."

Bruno ended his emotional piece with a rallying cry to the supporters making the trip to Wembley, hoping the Reds can avenge last year's 2-1 defeat to our crosstown rivals.

"I know it has not been easy," he said of the season's travails. "I know it has not been to our standard. But we’re on our way to Wembley.

"Get behind us one more time."