Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes says
that the confidence from manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was part of the reason he
signed with the Premier League giants.
The Portugal international inked a £68 million deal with the
Red Devils during the January transfer window.
The 25-year-old has made a bright start to his United career
contributing three goals and four assists in nine games.
In an exclusive interview with the club’s official website,
Fernandes reveals that former star striker and current manager of United is
what helped him quickly pen a deal to play at Old Trafford.
"For me, the most important was obviously the
confidence of the coach,” Fernandes said.
"I need to know I am backed from the coach, because
sometimes when you change club, not every time the coach wants you.
"Not like I need to come because the coach wants me to
play, no, not like this, but I want to feel the confidence from the coach. You
come, you are a choice for me and you come. I need you, I want you, it's not
like you come and I ask but I will play?
"No, this for me is not the point. For me, the point is
the confidence he has in me. If he has confidence in me, then the rest is
"I need to work to conquer my place, to play, to keep
going with games and games and games."
- Compiled by Tashreeq Vardien