Ronaldo reacts after Fernandes’ goals in Man Utd’s win over Istanbul


Cristiano Ronaldo is a fan of Bruno Fernandes’ latest performance for Manchester United as they secured a 4-1 win over Istanbul Basaksehir in the Champions League on Tuesday.

The Portugese midfielder scored a superb goal on the edge of the area to open the scoring for United before he doubled their lead in the 19th minute.

Fernandes then passed up the chance to score a hat-trick as he handed his penalty over to Marcus Rashford, who put the Red devils three in front.

Daniel James then scored a late goal to complete United’s 4-1 victory, which has put them in a good position at the top of Group H with only two matches remaining.

Meanwhile, Ronaldo was also in action in the Champions League on Tuesday as he scored in Juventus’ 2-1 victory over Ferencvaros.

And it appears the 35-year-old forward is keeping tabs on how his Portugal teammate is faring at his former team as he delivered a rare like on Fernandes’ Instagram post.

Speaking in the summer, Fernandes revealed how he consulted Ronaldo about United before signing for United in the January transfer window.

And the Portuguese midfielder also claimed that Ronaldo still check up on how United are getting on, he said: ‘Every time I speak with him, he asks me how Manchester is and if everything is okay,’ said Fernandes.

‘Everyone knows he spent a lot of time in Manchester and he has consideration for the club.’

Meanwhile, Rio Ferdinand hailed Fernandes’ latest outstanding display for United, saying: ‘He was majestic on the night. Everything went through him.

‘The way he teases the opposition and manipulates the ball. He’s a player who Ole must be watching and thinking thank goodness we’ve got him. ‘They could have got him earlier probably kicking themselves they didn’t but he’s here now and you have sit back and enjoy it.’


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