It’s no longer news that Bruno Fernandes has completed his much awaited transfer from Sporting Lisbon FC of Portugal to Manchester United in the Premier League but the new development is that the midfielder has been given a shirt number.
Manchester United confirmed shortly after his official announcement that their new signing has been handed the number 18 shirt previously worn by club legend Paul Scholes, Frazier Campbell and Ashley Young who recently left the Theatre of Dreams to join Inter Milan.
Ashley Young joined the Italians last month as he ended his almost nine years association with the Red Devils.
The number 18 shirt was made famous at Manchester United by Paul Scholes.
The ex-England international is ranked amongst the best players to ever wear the red and white shirt of Manchester United.
Paul Scholes is a member of the famed class of 92 at Manchester United whom he played for throughout his career.
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He won several titles during his playing career at Old Trafford including the unprecedented treble in 1999.
Scholes was part of the Manchester United team that won all the three major trophies on offer during the 1998/99 campaign.
Manchester United won the Champions League title, the Premier League title and the FA Cup title to complete an unprecedented treble in the history of English football.
Red Devils fans would be in for an amazing ride if new signing Bruno Fernandes can emulate half of the achievements of Paul Scholes at the club.
The 25-year-old has drawn comparisons with Paul Scholes but he’s more of Frank Lampard who was a proper goalscoring midfielder for Chelsea in those years.
Manchester United fans will get to see their new number 18 when the Red Devils take on fellow Champions League contenders Wolves at home on Saturday evening.
The Red Devils are six points adrift of the Champions League places ahead of this weekend.