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Iniesta, Ronaldo and Ronaldinho influencers of Bruno Fernandes

Mon 04 May 2020 | 10:51

Manchester United star, Bruno Fernandes, says Andres Iniesta, Ronaldinho and Cristiano Ronaldo have been his football heroes.

Although influenced by Ronaldinho and Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes says he has actually modelled his play style on that of Andres Iniesta.

Bruno Fernandes joined the Red Devils from Sporting CP in January 2020, and since then he has impressed at his new club and become a favorite of the fans.

The 25-year-old midfielder looked up to former Brazil star, Ronaldinho and his Portuguese teammate, Ronaldo, but it was Andres Iniesta, whom he modelled his play style on.

"The one I liked to watch and follow was Iniesta, because Iniesta is a mix between an eight and a 10," Fernandes told United's official website in a question and answer session.

"It is the way I can play better, between eight and 10. It is the guy who always likes to have the ball, take the risks, and I think Iniesta was one of the best in the world. 

"How Iniesta finished his career without the Ballon d'Or, with everything he won, it is difficult for me to understand!"

Of his heroes when he was younger, Fernandes added: "I have a lot of players I like to see. For example, in my first few years, the player I think is the one everyone liked and always will like is Ronaldinho. 

"For me, he is the player with the capacity to take you and put you in front of the TV, and you will stay for hours. For hours! Because he had that energy and happiness. 

"He was happy in everything he did. You enjoy it when you see guys playing like that, so for the first few years Ronaldinho was my favourite player. 

"After this, I have already said that Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the players. As a professional player, he is the best you can follow."

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