Former Manchester United winger Nani has backed Bruno Fernandes to be a success at Old Trafford, insisting that “beautiful goals” will be part of the midfielder’s repertoire.
United announced they had agreed a fee for Fernandes on Wednesday, before announcing the signing on Thursday following a medical.
The Portuguese international – who joins having been the captain at former club Sporting Lisbon – could make his debut in Saturday’s Premier League clash against Wolves.
Speaking in a Twitter post on United’s profile, Nani spoke about his excitement to see his compatriot at the Red Devils.
Nani said: “Hi guys, quick message to everyone at Manchester [United], Old Trafford [and] all the fans.
“Just wishing good luck to Bruno Fernandes, who just moved to Manchester, and [I] ask you guys to give him good support. Have a little bit of patience for his adaptation in the team.
“For sure he will prove his qualities, he’ll score beautiful goals.
“And just missing all you guys, the great moments we had in our good time. So can’t wait to see Man United come back, playing the football we all love and winning titles because once [a] Red Devil, Red Devil forever. So see you soon guys.”
Fernandes revealed that Portugal legend Cristiano Ronaldo played a big part in persuading him to move to Old Trafford.
The midfielder said: “My love of Manchester United really started when I used to watch Cristiano Ronaldo play and ever since then I have been a big fan of this great club.
“For me to now play for Manchester United feels incredible, I have worked hard to get to this moment and I can promise the fans that I will give everything for the badge to help bring us more success and trophies.”
United had a frantic end to the transfer window on Friday evening, eventually confirming the loan signing of Odion Ighalo from Shanghai Greenland Shenhua until the end of the season.
Ighalo has previous Premier League experience with Watford, having played for the Hornets between 2014 and 2017.
The Nigeria international, who has 16 goals in 35 games for his country, scored 40 times in all competitions for the Hertfordshire club.