Fernandes Mentions who his Best Friend at Man UTD is and its Not Ronaldo.
Obviously we are not expecting this to even be the case as the pair cannot possible be best friends. That being said…
Fernandes, who joined the Red Devils in January 2020, has had plenty of time to get accustomed to his teammates.
Ahead of the Premier League encounter against Leeds United on Sunday, February 20, the Portuguese international engaged in a quick-fire session with the Manchester United website.
Among the questions he was asked was his best friend at the club, and he did not hesitate to name Mata as one player who has helped him a lot since he came to Old Trafford.
Asked about his best friend, Bruno said:
“So that’s a hard one because I have a good relationship with everyone, honestly, but I think I would probably choose Juan [Mata] because I learn a lot from him in this two years. “
“He’s been someone who’s been really special and make me better every day, on and off the pitch. He made me grow up to be a better player and a better person also.”
Mata responded to Bruno Fernandes’ sentiments on Instagram by sharing the quote while jokingly asking his fellow countryman David De Gea not to get jealous.
Interestingly, Fernandes’ so-called best friend has struggled for game time in recent seasons, although he is considered an important squad-rotation player.
Mata signed a new contract in the summer but has started just two games so far this season.
One of those games was the EFL Cup exit against West Ham and the Champions League game against Young Boys.