It’s no secret that Cristiano Ronaldo has always kept tabs on the things that concern Manchester United, the club where he spent six years of his early career. Now the former Manchester United forward has praised Bruno Fernandes’ goal in the Champions League against Istanbul Basaksehir.
Bruno Fernandes, who also shares a similar career path the Juventus ace, was on fire when he took to the pitch for Manchester United’s most recent Champions League match. The midfielder’s performance has earned him some seal of approval from the Champions League leading goalscorer in history.
Fernandes scored two goals in the opening minutes of the 4-1 win against Istanbul Basaksehir. The attacking midfielder’s opening goal came inside just seven minutes into the match, when he scored an exquisite half-volley from the edge of the penalty area before going on to tap home from a close range for his second of the night.
Cristiano Ronaldo Makes Any Team Stronger – Bruno Fernandes
Following his two early goals, Bruno Fernandes was presented with a golden opportunity to bag a hat-trick on the night. However, the 26-year-old selflessly handed a penalty over to Marcus Rashford to put Manchester United 3-0 up on the night.
After the game, Bruno took to Instagram to celebrate his achievements after the match by uploading a photo of his with thumb in mouth.
That same night Bruno Fernandes’ Portugal compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo was on target for Juventus as they beat Ferencvaros 2-1 at home. Probably he could have heard about or seen Bruno Fernandes’ goal but the certain thing Ronaldo did was to give Fernandes thumbs up on the photo he shared on Instagram after the game.
Also, Fernandes’ Manchester United teammates Juan Mata and Alex Telles, along with thousands of his followers all liked the photo.
Meanwhile, Bruno Fernandes has followed in Cristiano Ronaldo’s career path, as both players moved from Sporting to Manchester United at a point in their footballing career.
Since Fernandes moved to Old Trafford, no Manchester United midfielder has directly involved in goals more than him!