Bruno Fernandes: The midfielder has said it was a ‘dream come true’ to play with Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United.
Ronaldo and Fernandes were linked at Manchester United after the former rejoined the Red Devils in the 2021 summer transfer window. However, Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United did not go as planned and came to an abrupt end. earlier this week.
Ronaldo sat down for an explosive interview with Piers Morgan earlier this month in which he criticized manager Erik ten Hag and the Glazers family, the club’s owners. The Portuguese superstar effectively burned his bridges with Manchester United with that explosive interview.
Man Utd have since terminated Ronaldo’s contract by mutual consent. The Red Devils announced earlier this week that Ronaldo will leave the club by mutual consent, effective immediately.
Bruno Fernandes reacts to Manchester United departure of Cristiano Ronaldo
Speaking ahead of Portugal’s 2022 World Cup opener against Ghana, Fernandes was asked about Ronaldo’s departure from Manchester United.
Fernandes said it was a dream come true to play with Ronaldo at Man Utd. He also insisted that he doesn’t have to choose sides.
“It was good for me while it lasted. Now Cristiano has made a different decision for his career and his family and we have to respect that,” Fernandes said.
“I have not discussed the subject with Cris. We are all focused on the national team and the World Cup. I don’t feel uncomfortable. I don’t have to choose a side. It was a dream come true to play with Cristiano [at United] But nothing lasts forever.”
Meanwhile, Fernandes and Ronaldo will try to help Portugal lift the coveted World Cup title for the first time. Portugal has yet to clinch the World Cup title.
They are among the favorites to win the 2022 World Cup. They have a star-studded team capable of doing that, led by none other than Ronaldo himself. Fernandes, Joao Felix, Bernardo Silva and Ruben Dias are among the stars of the squad.
Portugal is in Group H at the 2022 World Cup, and alongside the 2016 EURO Cup winners in Group H are Uruguay, South Korea and Ghana. Portugal kick off their 2022 World Cup campaign by taking on Ghana. They will then face Uruguay before concluding their group stage participation against South Korea.