Bruno Fernandes believes the signing of compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo increases the likelihood of Manchester United claiming silverware this season.
Fernandes has been credited with playing a key part in convincing the 36-year-old to return to United after 12 years away.
Ronaldo’s transfer from Juventus has dominated the football headlines ever since being announced a fortnight ago, with everyone now looking forward to his potential second debut, when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side take on Newcastle at the weekend.
Although Fernandes has been out of the country and has not yet worked at Carrington with his international teammate, it’s clear that he feels the same buzz around the transfer as the rest of us.
And he believes the former Real Madrid star’s legendary winning mentality will only help boost the desire of an already hungry United squad.
“We know the enthusiasm will be red hot, everyone knows Cristiano is in the house,” Bruno said, while away with the Selecao.
“Everyone is very confident and happy that he is back, the players too.
“We know what he can give us, and our focus, like Cristiano’s, is to win.
“With him, we know we are closer to winning [trophies].”