UTD Podcast: 10 revealing quotes from Bruno
Bruno Fernandes is the latest guest on the UTD Podcast and we're still standing by our earlier promises - this episode is definitely one you do not want to miss.
The Portuguese magnifico has taken United by storm since his arrival at the end of January and had already impressed us in interviews, prior to the recording of his podcast in which he shares insights from his nine months at the club so far but also from growing up in Portugal, his spell in Italy, his mentality and much, much more.
You can listen to Bruno's podcast now via all the leading providers. Here's a taste of what you can expect, served up in ten salient quotes..
CAPTAINING UNITED v PSG
"The first dream was playing for the club, and after that to play for the club as a captain, it’s such an honour, you know?"
BEING A LEADER
“You can be a leader without being a captain. It’s the way you live your life, how you are on the training ground, in your own life, how you grew up, your mentality, it’s a little bit of all this."
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SECOND PENALTY IN PARIS
"I looked at Anthony and Rashy and they said “Are you going to go again?” and I said “Yes, I’m going again.” It was like they gave me that push to say, ok go, you will score. Those might sound like normal words but for me in that moment it was important because it was like the team believed in me."
ASPIRATIONS AT UNITED
"For a club like Manchester United, it’s a long time since we won the Premier League. It’s too long, I think. The mentality needs to be to win the Premier League, to win the Champions League, to win the Carabao, to win the FA Cup."
BOY WHO WANTED TO BE THE BEST
"I was a difficult boy because I always wanted to play with the older ones and the problem was I didn’t want to just play, I wanted to be the best out of all of them. And if I need to do a nutmeg on someone, I will do it – I don’t care."
MOVING TO ITALY AT 17
"The first two or three weeks were really, really difficult for me. I thought of quitting and coming back to Portugal. I was like, 'I don’t like this, I don’t want this.' I just wasn’t feeling comfortable."
RETURN TO PORTUGAL
"For me, it was important to come back and make my name. So that people will know who Bruno is."
LOVE FOR UNITED
“I was a fan of Manchester United since Cristiano Ronaldo started playing regularly for the club. It was my club in England and my first choice in England.”
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"I had a coach who said to me, “If you want to be a top player, you will need to play as a central defender. If you want to be a good player, you will be a midfielder.” I think he was wrong but maybe as a central defender I could be much better, I don’t know!"
"Normally when I finish a game, I come home and it’s difficult to sleep because of all the energy and also all the caffeine you take before the game to give you energy. It’s difficult to calm down, so I come back home and start watching the game."
The Bruno Fernandes episode of UTD Podcast is available now from all the top podcast providers.