Not the legend of Manchester United or Portugal who became an idol for Bruno Fernandez. The new Red Devils star actually felt inspired by the figure of Barcelona legend, Andres Iniesta.
As is known, Bruno Fernandez immediately became the new public idol of old Trafford since being bought from Sporting Lisbon last winter. How come? Although he just joined, he has made a real impact on the Red Devils squad.
One proof is the fact that the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer troops have never been swallowed by defeat since the arrival of the Portuguese midfielder until the competition was suspended due to Corona Virus.
A total of four goals and three assists have been inscribed by Bruno Fernandez since landing at Old Trafford. He helped the club stay in fifth position in the Premier League standings, with only three points adrift of the top four.
Behind the slick quality, who is the person who inspired Bruno Fernandez? In his statement, the figure is not a legend of Manchester United or Portugal, but a former Barcelona star, Andres Iniesta.
He even considers Iniesta as one of the best players in the world today.
“I like to watch and follow Iniesta, because he is a player with a combination of numbers 8 and 10. He can manage the ball, and take risks. I think Iniesta is one of the best in the world, “Fernandes was quoted as saying by Mirror Sports.
With all the qualities he has, Bruno Fernandez is astonished, how can a classmate of Iniesta not be able to win the Ballon d’Or award. According to the Portuguese player, Iniesta is worthy of at least one of these awards.
Please note, that Iniesta itself has stopped defending Barcelona since the summer of 2018. The Spanish legend decides to leave when his contract expires and joins Japanese club Vissel Kobe.
Even so, Iniesta’s success in Barcelona must have inspired many players, for example Bruno Fernandes.
It’s just that the fans of the Red Devils have not been able to watch Bruno Fernandez’s amazing performance again, starting from the middle of March. Because the Premier League and other soccer competitions are being suspended because of the Covid-19 pandemic.