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Sporting Lisbon fan's comment on Reddit from when Man Utd signed Bruno Fernandes in 2020 is going viral

Sporting Lisbon fan's comment on Reddit from when Man Utd signed Bruno Fernandes in 2020 is going viral

Bruno Fernandes has been nothing short of a revelation since arriving at Old Trafford.

A Sporting Lisbon fan gave an insight into what Manchester United supporters should expect when Bruno Fernandes signed for the club in 2020 – and the post from Reddit is going viral.

Since joining the ranks at Old Trafford from Sporting for a reported £47 million, Fernandes has been United's standout performer under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Ralf Rangnick and Erik ten Hag.

He notched 28 goals and 17 assists during the 2020/21 campaign and continued to produce those numbers on a regular basis, establishing himself as one of the Premier League's most consistent players.

These past few months have been just as productive for Fernandes. He has created 140 chances in all competitions this season, the most of any player in Europe's top five leagues.

And on Wednesday night, he created nine chances against Sheffield United – a Premier League record for the 2023/24 campaign as United recorded a nervy 4-2 win.

It's a record that won't come as much of a surprise to Reddit user Sev7n7, who left a comment when Fabrizio Romano confirmed that an agreement had been reached between United and Sporting for the player.

Taking to the platform, he said: "You have no idea the deal you're getting. He's way more than just a great player, he attacks and defends constantly throughout the whole game, he does sprints at the end of the game to prevent a counter attack even though we're winning by more than 1 goal.

"He's the first guy to show his face when things are bad, the first to push his teammates to give 200% on the pitch, he attends the youngsters games regularly, welcomes new signings to the team and helps them in whatever way they need in their daily lives until they're settled, he lives and breathes the club he's in. A leader in every sense of the word."

The user added: "Best player I've seen in the club in my 30 years of life and I can't even imagine that locker room without him. But I wish him and United all the luck."

Here's how fans on social media reacted to the post.

One said: "Reading this gave me goosebumps," while another wrote: "The most selfless player we've had since I started supporting the club. But Roy Keane thinks he doesn't make the players around him better."

A third commented: "Easily the best signing United made in the post-SAF era. Build the team around him and he will take you places."

A fourth said: "Best signing United has had in 10yrs after SAF, and it's really not even close. He's having to do so much on the pitch that he's not doing his natural job all the time."

A fifth added: "All you need to know about Bruno. Love him."

Image credit: Getty
Image credit: Getty

With seven goals and two assists in his last five games, Fernandes continues to push United in what has been a difficult spell for the club.

Featured Image Credit: Getty Images - Manchester United

Topics: Bruno Fernandes, Manchester United, Premier League, Portugal, Sporting CP, Sporting Lisbon