With the qualities of a playmaker, a goal scorer, and leadership skills, Portuguese star Fernandes has quickly become a fan favourite at Manchester United FC. Playing and impressing with his performances in the Premier League, we take a look at the 30 top quotes about Bruno Fernandes.
Playing in Italy early in his career, he was nicknamed the ‘Maradona of Novara’ before establishing himself as the highest-scoring midfield player in Europe during a spell with Portuguese club Sporting CP.
His move to English Premier League side Manchester United was estimated to be worth in the region of 80 million Euros, and he justified his worth by top-scoring in the Europa League competition and helping the club to the final in 2021.
Lauded for his prowess as an attacking midfielder, Fernandes has teamed up with fellow Portuguese international Cristiano Ronaldo, having idolized the player when he was young. Competing as part of the national team, the pair helped Portugal win the UEFA Nations League in 2019.
He was one of the first main football players to disapprove of the potential European Super League last year, and was recently seen to sign a contract which could keep him at Old Trafford until 2026. One of his most endearing traits is when he impersonates his daughter when he scores a goal, by covering up his ears with both hands.
“With Fernandes, he has wonderful vision…..he’s a creative player.” Chris Waddle
“…..is player who knows how to create chances.” Rio Ferdinand
“He finds space better…..and is more of a Lampard than say Paul Scholes type of player.” Jose Delgado (football writer)
“…..he was one of the players in the game that lead’s by example.” Rio Ferdinand
“…..bit of a mix between Paul Scholes and Juan Sebastián Veron.” Ole Gunner Solsjkaer
“So he showed confidence…..he started to see himself very much as someone who could perform in that playmaker role.” Danielle Vieri (Italian football writer)
“He has done fantastically. He is showing his personality, he’s a Manchester United character.” Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
“…..you could see he was a fantastic player.” Jose Delgado
“…..he’s been sensational, a big difference.” Paul Scholes
“He’s a leader…..Very good players don’t need time to adapt; very good players can play in all countries…..the quality that he has, he’ll be a completely adapted player.” Carlos Carvalhal (former Sporting CP manager)
“…..he goes and gets the ball and has a wonderful range of passing.” Chris Waddle
“He is a good player with potential to grow.” Danielle Vieri
“He will be a fantastic addition to our team…..tremendously impressed with all his attributes…..he is a terrific human being with a great personality and his leadership qualities.” Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
“He’s a player from another level…..a very good last pass and very good delivery…..” Carlos Carvalhal
“…..it was noticeable that he better than most of the other players.” Jose Delgado
“He’s better than me. He’s different to me. He scores more goals than me, he creates more goals than me.” Paul Scholes
“In Portugal he has been a revelation…..” Danielle Vieri
“Bruno is such a good penalty taker…..he is strong mentally and he’ll step forward again…..Bruno has been excellent…..” Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
“The more touches he gets, the better Manchester United play as a team.” Paul Merson
“His goals and assists record is phenomenal and he has performed remarkably consistently…..Bruno’s work-rate, dedication and fantastic attitude…..He is the ultimate professional with many fantastic attributes…..” John Murtough (football director Manchester United FC)
“Bruno came in, was fit, played very well…..proved to be a great penalty taker, one of the best in the world.” Jose Mourinho
“He has done something to the crowd…..he has felt like a presence in the group…..” Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
“Bruno Fernandes has made an impact beyond what anyone could have expected.” Gary Neville
“He’s got pure quality…..He looks like he’s going to be a big player.” Roy Keane
“He’s a good player, gets the ball, looks forward, and does everything a good player should do.” Paul Merson
“He’s been amazing…..He’s a very clever player.” Rafael da Silva
“…..the man has just gone to another level of performance.” Ian Wright
“…..he leads by example because he works really hard and he’s brilliant on the ball.” Bryan Robson
“What he’s doing is phenomenal, really…..The numbers he’s produced are just ridiculous.” Paul Scholes
“…..he’s a fantastic footballer with excellent technical ability.” Joe Cole