Bruno Fernandes has revealed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told him to do exactly what he did with Sporting Lisbon shortly after arriving at Manchester United.
The Portuguese star has been a revelation at Old Trafford since he joined the club in January 2020, scoring 35 goals and providing 22 assists in 68 appearances for the Red Devils.
Fernandes makes the game look so simple and it seems a product of that is due to the simple advice he was given by Solskjaer and how crucial it was in making him feel confident.
Fernandes exclusively told talkSPORT: “For every player in the team, he [Solskjaer] is influential.
“At the beginning he was important because he told me to express myself, don’t be afraid to do what I was doing at Sporting and to be myself, and that is really important for a player to feel that confidence from the coach.”
Fernandes also highlighted the importance of Solskjaer’s asssistant, former United midfielder Michael Carrick.
He added: “He was a top player and he can help to improve every player here.
“We have a lot to learn from him. I really appreciated his qualities as a player and now I am happy to have him as a coach to help me to improve and pass on his experience as a player.”