Bruno Fernandes is about to captain Manchester United of their Champions League opener in opposition to Paris Saint-Germain – and it’s secure to say he’s stunned about it!
The Portugal playmaker, who has been a revelation for the Pink Devils ever since his swap from Sporting in January, regarded as shocked as anybody to search out out he’ll skipper his aspect on the Parc des Princes.
The 26-year-old has already scored 15 targets for the membership and performed an instrumental position in serving to United qualify for this season’s Champions League after serving to them to a third-placed end final season.
And he admitted he solely discovered about being handed the management position when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer mentioned it in his press convention.
“I used to be not anticipating this, I’ve discovered the identical time as you!” Fernandes mentioned. “For me it’s an honour, I might be captain for my teammates and to be captain of Manchester United is a crucial achievement for me.
“However I believe everyone seems to be the captain. Everybody wants to assist and be a pacesetter in their very own approach, management is totally different in each participant. Tomorrow won’t be about me however the crew.
“Main is each day within the coaching floor, each sport and everyone seems to be doing their job to guide the crew in the way in which they suppose is finest.”
Solskjaer presided over a dramatic 3-1 victory after a 2-Zero first leg defeat to PSG within the round-of-16 of the Champions League in March 2019, and he’s now returning to the scene of his most memorable triumph as United supervisor.
However the Norwegian boss has insisted the sport is a factor of the previous and his aspect are solely centered on getting their new European marketing campaign off to an excellent begin.
“After all, that’s historical past for us,” Solskjaer pressured. “It’s prior to now. Nice historical past, nice sport, has no influence by any means on this sport.
“We’re a unique crew, they’re a unique crew. It’s a unique stage of the competitors. After all, additionally with out followers it’s going to be a unique sport. As a result of within the final sport, once we bought the primary aim early on that impacted the bottom, it’s a very new state of affairs.”