Ronaldo regularly asks about United
Bruno Fernandes has revealed Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo is always asking how things are going at Manchester United.
The two Portugal team-mates speak regularly and our no.18 told the latest episode of Box to Box that the 35-year-old is keen to discover the latest developments at his former club, which he served so well between 2003 and 2009.
Although leaving for Real Madrid for a world-record transfer fee, and subsequently joining Serie A champions Juve, Ronaldo clearly still has great affection for Reds.
Bruno, who has made such a positive impact since joining Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side in January, denies seeking advice from Ronaldo in advance of completing the move from Sporting Lisbon. However, he chats to the five-time Ballon d'Or winner about life in Manchester.
When asked whether he discussed the transfer with Ronaldo as part of the insightful interview, Fernandes replied:
“I spoke with him after, not before. I said before - Manchester, for me, was the dream team.
“I always wanted to play for this team and it doesn’t matter who can talk about it – bad or good, I will come.
“It was my dream to play in the Premier League,” he added.
“I have the choice to come to Manchester United and it was two dreams in one. It was perfect.
“Of course, I spoke with Cristiano after and he spoke very well about the club. I spoke with him some days ago, again.
“Every time I speak with him, he asks me how Manchester is and if everything is okay. Everyone knows he spent a lot of time in Manchester and he has consideration for the club. He likes the club, I think he won his first Ballon d’Or here, so it’s a club who’ve marked him, for sure.”
Fernandes has obviously adapted seamlessly to life with the Reds and he will be hoping to continue to team up effectively with our former no.7 ahead of next summer's European Championship, as Portugal aim to regain the trophy.
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