Bruno Fernandes is desperate to have a proper conversation with Sir Alex Ferguson, saying that a failure to do so is one of the biggest regrets of his Manchester United career so far.
The 26-year-old arrived at Old Trafford in January 2020 and obviously the global pandemic has made meeting people in person difficult for much of the time since then.
Fernandes has been in stunning form for United since arriving from Sporting, but would like to meet Ferguson and get some advice from the legendary boss on how to improve his game.
While they have met briefly, the Portuguese superstar wants a much longer meeting to pick his brains and soak up some knowledge.
‘So, that is one of my biggest regrets in the club until now,’ Fernandes told InsideUnited. ‘I met him already but never had the chance to speak with him like I would like to do.
‘I think everyone who watched Manchester United in the past remembers Sir Alex. [That is true] for me, growing up and seeing the club, being a fan of the club and seeing the development of the team.
‘I would like to have a conversation with him and understand, from his point of view, what he thinks about me and what I can improve or still improve in my game to be better.’
Current United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is an entirely different character to his former manager Ferguson, but Fernandes has revealed that the Norwegian can unleash his own hairdryer treatment when required.
‘He has his moments, like everyone else. I think he’s been really mad at me twice,’ Fernandes told Norway’s TV2 in March.
‘It’s not so much, I’ve played 54 games now. During those fights he has been angry with me twice, it’s not bad, so I’m happy with that. Sometimes he has to be calm, other times he has to scream and yell at his players.
‘It’s about how to get the best out of the players. For me, it works well that he is angry sometimes. I don’t want to be a player no one demands anything of.
‘I think everyone knows that he gives the players a lot of confidence. The conversations we had when I came here were very important to me, because he always said that I should express myself.
‘In the beginning, he often repeated that I should express myself, be myself and do the same as I have always done. Over time, he has begun to demand more and more of me, and I think it is important that I demand a lot back.’
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