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Man Utd fans in disbelief after hearing what Bruno Fernandes did when he found out he was joining the club over Spurs

Man Utd fans in disbelief after hearing what Bruno Fernandes did when he found out he was joining the club over Spurs

Bruno Fernandes has revealed his reaction to being told he would be joining Manchester United.

Manchester United fans have been reacting to what Bruno Fernandes did when he found out he was joining the club.

After impressing at Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon, Fernandes was linked with a move to the Premier League during the 19/20 season.

In January 2020, it was confirmed that United had agreed a deal with Sporting for the transfer of Fernandes, the reported fee was worth up to £67.6 million.

Since then, the midfielder has been an important part of United’s squad and is now the club captain.

During an emotional letter posted on The Player’s Tribune, Fernandes wrote about his immediate reaction to finding out he was joining United ahead of Tottenham Hotspur.

He said: “I will never forget where I was when I was given the opportunity to come here four years ago. I was standing in the closet in our bedroom in Lisbon. My agent had rang me up around 10 o’clock at night, and my daughter was only three years old at the time, so that was bedtime for us.

“I went into the little closet to be quiet. I always told my agent, during my whole career, “I never want to hear about any transfer until it’s 100% real. I don’t want to be distracted unless there is an offer.” So I knew if he was calling me at that hour, something was going on.”

Fernandes continued: “I shut the door and I said, “Miguel? Yeah?” He said, “Are you ready to hear the news?” I said, “About what?” “About going.” “Going where? Spurs?” “United.” “Are you joking?” “No, no. I’m serious. United. It’s done. It’s just on you now. What do you want to do?”


“I didn’t even reply. I started fighting back tears. But you know the feeling when you are trying to hold it in, so the other person doesn’t realise you’re crying, and you can’t even speak?

“He said, “Bruno? Bruno? Hello?” At that moment, my wife, Ana, comes looking for me in the bedroom. “Bruno??? Bruno???” She opens the door. “What’s going on? Why are you in the closet?” I said, “It’s Miguel. He just called. He’s saying United want me.” She said, “Wait ...... Are you crying?” I told her, “I don’t know! I think it’s happiness!”

“A few months went by, and the new season started, and I tried to block out all the noise. So when my agent called me in January, I was a bit shocked when he said, “No, no. I’m serious. United. What do you want to do?” I literally told Ana, “I feel like I am already living a dream at Sporting. But this is…. It’s more than a dream. It’s Manchester United.”

“I said, “We are going to United.” I hung up the phone and hugged my wife, and I just cried tears of joy.”

Featured Image Credit: Getty

Topics: Bruno Fernandes, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Football, Sporting Lisbon