Ole Gunnar Solskjaer announced in a joint media meeting that Bruno Fernandes will captain Manchester United against Paris Saint-Germain after hailing the recent influence of the Portuguese.
“With all the figures showing that Bruno has come in and had a great effect,” he told reporters ahead of the Paris clash.
“His results were also genuinely highly appreciated. He did not change the squad, but the squad was sparked by him.”
A clearly surprised Fernandes acknowledged he had no previous knowledge of Solskjaer’s announcement, describing it as a significant accomplishment in his career.
“I didn’t expect this,” Fernandes said.
“I found out at the same time as you. It’s a pleasure for me. For my teammates, I’m going to be captain, and becoming captain of Manchester United is an important accomplishment for me.”
“Yet I assume that everyone is a captain. Everyone wants to support to be a leader in their own way; every player’s leadership is different. Tomorrow is not going to be about me, but about the team.”
“Leading is every day in the training ground, every game and everyone is doing their job to lead the team in the way they think is best.”