Bruno Fernandes has revealed how watching Cristiano Ronaldo produce his magic for Manchester United made him dream of a move to Old Trafford.
Fernandes, the 25-year-old Portuguese international, followed in Ronaldo's footsteps when he joined United in a £62million deal from Sporting Lisbon in January.
He has been an instant hit with the Stretford End – while club legends like Gary Neville and Roy Keane have also been impressed by the impact he's had.
Fernandes said: “Ronaldo is an inspiration for me.
“When you start watching Ronaldo and you start watching his team and see they can win everything, then you dream to be here.
“It's a big challenge coming from another country and coming from a big club with big players.
“But when I had the chance to sign for United, I didn't think twice.”
Fernandes has been credited with sparking Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's charge for the top four.
The Reds are also on the brink of qualifying for the last 16 of the Europa League and have drawn Norwich in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.
They were unbeaten in 11 games before the coronavirus crisis brought a halt to football.
And both Neville and Keane have been gushing in their praise of the Portuguese.
Fernandes said: “There has been some big words from big players. It is so nice to hear these words from legends.
“I want to be the best player I can and be remembered as one of the best in Manchester.
“We can talk about a new start, but it's not about Bruno – it's about the team.
“One player does not change the team. The team changes when everyone pulls together for the same side.
“I react when I lose the ball. I am angry because every time I want more.
“This is the difference between me and some players. If you want to be better and become one of the best, you need to look at the details.”
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