I pressured Manchester United midfielder, Bruno Fernandes to get married when he was at Udinese, Andrea Stramaccioni has said.
Andrea recently revealed that he was happy with the Portugal star’s attitude and work rate, plus he is shocked to see him become an immediate fans’ favourite at Old Trafford.
According to him, he urged him to marry the woman he loves and Bruno later called him to appreciate the push to make such an important decision.
He added that Bruno Fernandes was such a hard worker when they were at Italy and the Portuguese is the player he is today because of the mantality he has.
His words, “I was pushing him a lot to get married,”
“‘You love this girl, you need to marry her’ and when he did marry her he called me to say: ‘Coach I did it.’ It was funny, it was a way to joke with him.”
“I didn’t expect such a quick impact at Manchester United, but they are different from the past. There are many young players and he was clever and earned his leadership.”
“He was such a hard worker. Every training I said you have to come back this afternoon and do extra and he always did.”
“He did two or three extra training sessions per week and worked hard on his technical side, and his strength in the gym. He is so strong mentality. He never said: ‘No, why do I have to come back’.
“Look at videos of him six years ago and look at him now. It’s all from his work and his mentality. I am very happy for him.”