Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes spotted at old club Sporting CP during international break
According to Record, via Sport Witness (h/t Mirror), Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes was spotted during the international break spending time at his old club Sporting CP, before joining the Portugal national team.
Fernandes moved from Sporting CP to United in the January of 2020, during the winter transfer window. He made an instant impact at his new club, quickly becoming the go-to player for goals and assists as he helped the side to a top-four finish that campaign and finished his debut season strongly.
Currently on an international break to represent Portugal, he made a visit to watch his old employers come from behind to beat Vitoria in the Primeira Liga, where Sporting sit second in the league table.
Fernandes was last seen playing for Man United against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League, but could not help his side prevent defeat against the La Liga champions. This extinguished their last hopes of winning a trophy this season, crashing out of the competition unceremoniously.
Visit to old employers
The Red Devils are in action next only on April 2, given that the next fortnight is reserved for international action. Fernandes is joined by Cristiano Ronaldo and Diogo Dalot in the Portuguese squad, with the former star a Sporting academy product.
Last weekend, during the international break, it is said that Fernandes paid a visit to his old club’s dressing room after the victory against Vitoria and was welcomed by manager Ruben Amorim before he left a good luck message to the Sporting players.
There can be no surprise about Fernandes making a return to his former side and paying a visit, given how popular and influential he was at the Portuguese club. Once their club captain, his visit is sure to have raised the morale of the squad as they try to chase the league titles during the remainder of the campaign.
His leadership skills are not news to Man United fans, who have seen him lead the side in the absence of club captain Harry Maguire at times. The attacking midfielder has been handed the armband over veterans such as Ronaldo and David de Gea, which is a testament to his ability to lead and inspire by example.
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This season as well, the Portugal international has been in the thick of things on the pitch for the Old Trafford side, with his goals and assists proving useful in our chase for a Champions League qualification spot.
Despite the arrival of Ronaldo, Fernandes has held his own and been a driving force for the team often. Over the international weekend, his Portugal manager Fernando Santos will want the same from him for the national side as well and fire them to victory.