Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes has played down criticism that his decline last season was due to the presence of Cristiano Ronaldo. In the 2020-21 season, Bruno scored 28 goals and was very influential with the Red Devils. Ronaldo arrived last season, and the Portuguese midfielder is missing and has only scored 10 goals in all competitions. His decline was, in the eyes of some, due to the fact that he played alongside Ronaldo.
“Most of my passes last season were for him (Ronaldo), so I don’t think so [que ce soit juste]. I just had a bad season personally. I don’t think it’s about Cristiano or myself. Before he came, I was on penalties too, but I had two chances last season and I lost both. So I can’t blame Cristiano for his penalty shootout, especially when he scores it. »
“When I missed a penalty against Arsenal in April, he was the one who gave me the ball and said ‘Go ahead and score’. I missed my shot, but I felt like he trusted me to score in the important moments. So I don’t think it was Cristiano, because I didn’t do my best. At certain moments to score goals or make assists.”
“In the national team I play with him and when I score he is on the field. Playing with Cristiano as number 10 is actually very good because the players respect Cristiano so much that he creates more space because the opponents are afraid to take the ball and score.”