Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes believes the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo at the club will aid the team’s pursuit of silverware this season.
Fernandes says he has spoken to his fellow countryman about instilling a winning mentality in the squad, as they look to win the Premier League and every other competition they are participating in:
“We know that enthusiasm will be high, everyone knows Cristiano and is very happy and confident to have him back. Us players are part of that confidence, we know what he can give us. Our focus and Cristiano’s, because of what I’ve already talked to him about, is to win what there is to win. Our goals remain and obviously, with Cristiano, we have one more reference to help us get closer to that.”
Ronaldo’s return to Old Trafford has generated a lot of excitement, and it will be interesting to see what impact the 36-year-old has on the Manchester club’s title challenge.
The likes of Chelsea and Manchester City have also improved their squads, while Liverpool are likely to be in the mix too, so it will be extremely tough to finish top of the table, even with Ronaldo in the side.
Just having the personality of someone like the Portuguese legend in the dressing room, though, could transform the mentality (as Fernandes suggests) of the team.