Manchester United Striker Bruno Fernandes has shared his thoughts on Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure from Old Trafford ahead of Portugal’s 2022 FIFA World Cup opener.
Ronaldo will now play for Portugal 2022 FIFA World Cup Opens his first game as a free agent against Ghana on Thursday (November 24). No doubt he will go into the tournament with a point to prove.
Meanwhile, United striker Fernandes was asked about the striker’s exit during his press conference ahead of Portugal’s game against Ghana. He handles questions about his national team captain rather diplomatically.
Fernandes insists he doesn’t feel the need to pick a side after Ronaldo’s falling out with Manchester United He explained that sharing a dressing room with the 37-year-old at Old Trafford was a dream come true for him, as he adored the veteran from a young age.
fernandez says [via Record]:
“I didn’t feel uncomfortable, I didn’t have to choose which side I was on. It was an honor to represent the national team with Cristiano and play for the same club. [with him] is a dream.
“I never hide that Cristiano is one of the people I’ve always followed, he’s always been one of my idols. We all know nothing lasts forever. For me it’s great, as long as it lasts it’s good .”
The attacker went on to stress that everyone needs to respect Ronaldo’s decision to leave the Red Devils:
“Unfortunately, Cristiano has now made another decision for his life and career and it must be respected. Only we, as players and fathers, husbands, brothers and even children, know that for our own good and for the good of others , what kind of decisions we need to make for our family.”
Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes score three goals for Manchester United
Cristiano Ronaldo played 51 games for the Red Devils alongside Bruno Fernandes. They combined to score three times, with the latter assisting the former in every attack.
Bruno Fernandez assisted Ronaldo once in 36 national team games. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner, on the other hand, scored twice for the Manchester United striker.
Although they are no longer teammates at club level, they will be determined to lead Portugal to victory in the 2022 FIFA World Cup. In addition to Ghana, they will also face Uruguay and South Korea in the group stage on November 28 and December 2 respectively.