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Fernandes aiming to emulate Ronaldo at Manchester United

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Bruno Fernandes has seen a brilliant start to his United career and has now revealed he wants to follow the path of Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani at the club.

Bruno Fernandes has hit the ground running at United and has now set himself a target of winning trophies like compatriots Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani did at the club.

Manchester United was the stepping stone for Ronaldo to be the global superstar that he is today after his move from Sporting in 2003.

The 35-year-old has gone on to win five Ballon d’Or’s and is regarded as one of the greatest players to ever kick the game.

Fernandes followed a similar path, joining United from Sporting in the winter window.

Already becoming a fan favourite, the 25-year-old is eager to do more at the club and wants to add trophies to his already growing list of individual achievements at the club.

Fernandes wants to bring back the glory days to the club and will take inspiration from countrymen Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani, who also excelled in their time at Old Trafford.

He has told Canal 11: “Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani won big trophies here and that makes me want to achieve that.

“Nani, with whom I had the opportunity to train at Sporting, has always spoken well to me about Manchester United.

“And the fact that Cristiano has given a lot of good references to whoever spoke to him during my transfer makes me proud, for a player like him to recognise my worth.”

Fernandes also insists that his transfer fee was inflated as is the case right now in modern football, claiming players of his price were Ballon d’Or winners in the past.

“Never were the values so high as now,” he added.

“I think it’s an exaggeration. My transfer, the figure mentioned, the add-ons that could still be, the value that was paid for me was very high.

“Players that were bought at that value some time ago were Ballon d’Or winners.”