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Solskjaer: How Bruno Fernandes Convinced Me To Sign Him

Amuda Segun



Bruno Fernandes

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed how Bruno Fernandes convinced him to sign him for the Red Devils.

In his latest interview with Sky Sports, the Manchester United talked about Bruno Fernandes extensively.

According to the former Manchester United striker, he was drawn to Bruno Fernandes because of his character and personality.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer went to watch the player in action for Sporting Lisbon before Manchester United splashed the cash on Bruno Fernandes.

Manchester United paid an initial fee of £47m to Sporting Lisbon for the player and they could still pay a further £21m in add-ons and bonuses.

Bruno Fernandes has gone a long way to pay a part of that money after his bright start to life at the Theatre of Dreams. He has already scored three goals in six starts and one substitute appearance for his new team.

Bruno Fernandes has been able to breathe life into the Champions League aspirations of the Red Devils. They are in fifth position on the league table and they are three points off Champions League football chasing rivals Chelsea who are in fourth place.

The first four spots in the league are for Champions League football but fifth place would be available for the competition if the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) upholds the UEFA ban slammed on second-placed Manchester City.

The Premier League champions were banned by UEFA for two seasons for breaching Financial Fair Play rules and regulations.

Bruno Fernandes was not the only player signed by Manchester United this year as Odion Ighalo also joined.

The Nigerian striker signed for boyhood club Manchester United in the 2020 January winter transfer market. He has joined on loan for the remainder of this season after he was granted permission to make the move by parent team Shanghai Shenhua FC of China.

Ighalo has scored three goals in two starts and two substitute matches since his arrival.

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