Ole Gunnar Solskaer has revealed he consulted Cristiano Ronaldo earlier than instructing Manchester United to signal Bruno Fernandes.
The Portuguese playmaker has been sensational for United since becoming a member of in a £67.7million deal from Sporting within the January switch window, scoring seven objectives and including seven assists in 11 league matches.
The Purple Devils are a a lot better group when he’s enjoying and stats present United can be prime of the Premier League if the season began when Fernandes joined the membership.
Nonetheless, Solskjaer wished to search out out extra concerning the 25-year-old’s character earlier than approving the deal and obtained Ronaldo’s telephone quantity from Patrice Evra to get extra inside details about his goal.
“We’ve received the chief scouts who do all of the scouting, we’ve received the analysts who analyse and break all the pieces all the way down to a minutest element. However you’ll be able to see that together with your eye actually what expertise and high quality you’ve received,” Solskjaer instructed the Excessive Efficiency Podcast.
“Then you definitely converse to teammates, who possibly play with them within the nationwide group.
“So clearly Cristiano was a straightforward aim for me.
“I managed to get by means of Patrice Evra, I managed to pay money for Cristiano and his suggestion clearly stands him [Fernandes] in good stead.”
Solskjaer additionally revealed how the Portugal ace made the right impression on workers and gamers when he arrived at Carrington.
“He’s received the expertise, in fact. You possibly can see the standard is there and we’ve seen that for a very long time,’ continued the United supervisor.
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“However then once more he steps up when it issues and he does it when it issues. He’s delivered crosses, he’s delivered assists, scored objectives, he’s took penalties, he’s accomplished all the pieces in a brief area off time that you simply’d count on.
“Off the sector as properly in coaching he calls for off me, he calls for off his teammates.
“And the primary day on the membership he shook everybody’s hand. He didn’t are available in right here pondering,
“I’m the massive shot, you observe me’. No, he shook completely each workers member’s hand.
“It is a household, Manchester United has all the time been a household.
“Sir Alex the way in which he’s created this environment on the coaching floor, I feel it’s distinctive.”