Bruno Fernandes says Manchester United suit his mentality because they are “a club who wants to win everything” as he marks his one-year anniversary at the Premier League leaders this week.
The 26-year-old Portuguese international has transformed the fortunes of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side since joining from Sporting Lisbon in January 2020.
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His winner in Sunday’s thrilling 3-2 win over Liverpool in their FA Cup fourth-round tie was his 28th goal for United.
“I come to the club because I knew I will come to a club who wants to win everything – and my mentality, my way to be in my life and football is about winning,” Fernandes told the Press Association news agency.
“And so you have to be confident, you have to trust your teammates, you have to trust yourself, and you have to believe.
“And I will believe until it’s not more possible, you know? Like when I see someone get the trophy before me, then I will (have) lost my belief.”
Fernandes’ winning mentality is fuelled by his hatred of losing.
“I don’t conform with losing games is normal stuff,” he said. “For me, losing is not normal so my mentality comes from that.”