Fernandes says Ronaldo will help Man United get 'closer' to trophies

Bruno Fernandes says the arrival of international teammate Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United will help the team get ‘closer’ to winning their first piece of silverware under manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

  • Manchester United are yet to win a trophy under manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
  • Excitement is high after the signing of club legend Cristiano Ronaldo last month
  • Bruno Fernandes feels Ronaldo’s arrival boosts their chances of success 

Bruno Fernandes believes the signing of international teammate Cristiano Ronaldo will boost Manchester United’s chances of winning silverware this season.

The midfielder has made a big impact himself since arriving in January 2020 has yet to win a trophy since his arrival at the club.

United have in fact not won a trophy since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho back in December 18. 

Bruno Fernandes believes Cristiano Ronaldo’s return will boost Man United’s trophy hopes

Fernandes though is aware of what Ronaldo can bring to Old Trafford and is confident about their chances of success. 

He told Manchester United’s official club website: ‘We know the enthusiasm will be red hot, everyone knows Cristiano is in the house.

‘Everyone is very confident and happy that he is back, the players too. 

Fernandes and United fell short in the Europa League final to Villarreal earlier this year

‘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].’

The closest Fernandes has got to a trophy with United was their dramatic penalty shootout defeat to Villarreal in the Europa League final. 

Solskjaer’s side had a successful summer already before they signed Ronaldo with the arrivals of Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund and Raphael Varane from Real Madrid. 

Ronaldo’s arrival came after it had looked like the United legend might be on for a shock move to their local rivals Manchester City.  

Ronaldo though is a serial winner and Fernandes is confident about United’s chances

The 36-year-old left United back in 2009 to forge a record breaking career at Real Madrid.

He has an impressive trophy haul across his first stint at United, Real Madrid and Juventus, something in which the majority of his teammates at the Red Devils are unable to say.

Ronaldo and Fernandes have just been on international duty together where the attacker broke the international scoring record in a 2-1 victory over the Republic of Ireland to move onto 111 goals.

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