Bruno Fernandes believes that Cristiano Ronaldo's arrival at Old Trafford brings Manchester United 'closer to winning trophies', as the Red Devils prepare for the sporting icon's return to the Premier League.
The 36-year-old made the decision to leave Juventus in the summer, and opted for a move to Manchester as his next challenge. He was given the option of signing for bitter rivals Manchester City, but chose to complete the fairytale by returning to Old Trafford.
And teammate Fernandes believes Man Utd are now 'closer to winning trophies' with Ronaldo in their side, having seen what he can do up close and personal for Portugal's national team.
“We know the enthusiasm will be red hot, everyone knows Cristiano is in the house,” Fernandes said.
“Everyone is very confident and happy that he is back, the players too. We know what he can give us, and our focus, like Cristiano’s, is to win.
“With him, we know we are closer to winning [trophies].”
Ronaldo will be aiming to imprint his winning mentality on the rest of his Man Utd teammates, having regularly lifted trophies throughout his career. In fact, the superstar recently told Fernandes to inform the rest of the squad that they 'need' to win the Premier League this season, demonstrating his tunnel-vision mentality from the off.
The Portuguese star could make his second debut for the club on Saturday, when the Red Devils welcome Newcastle United to Old Trafford. He has already begun training with his new teammates, having left Portugal's camp early after picking up a suspension.
He received his ban during the Selecao's 2-1 victory over the Republic of Ireland, which proved to be a special night for Man Utd's new forward. Ronaldo became the all-time leading scorer in international football history on Wednesday, breaking Ali Daei's record by notching his 110th and 111th goals for Portugal.
The legendary forward will want to make history at Man Utd by carrying them back to the top of English football and winning the Premier League for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement in 2013.