Before the great battle with MU, Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho praised Bruno Fernandes for how the star adapted in the English Premier League.
Bruno Fernandes, after moving to Manchester in January from Sporting Lisbon, made an immediate impact, scoring 2 goals in 3 assists in 5 Premier League matches.
MU fans of course expect Fernandes to continue to bring that form to Tottenham Hotspur tonight in the first match of the two teams when the Premier League returns.
Speaking at a pre-match press conference, Mourinho when asked about Fernandes did not hesitate to praise the new contract of the opponent.
The Tottenham boss said that he was a good player and he played on a good team at a big club. “Usually good players will adapt and show themselves sooner or later. In the case of Fernandes, he came at a time when the team was also in a good phase with positive results. I think he did a great job”.
Tottenham had previously pursued Fernandes before MU completed the blockbuster deal with the Portuguese midfielder. Their offer was rejected by Sporting last summer, mainly due to the unrealistic bonus, which “Reds” pleased the partners.
Mourinho will now meet the team he spent two and a half years with, before being sacked in December 2018. However, the “Special One” asserts that there is no advantage when he knows a lot about Man Utd’s squad.
“To be honest, it doesn’t help. Of course, I know some of their players, but I try to know the players from every team even if I don’t have a chance to work with them, as I did with some MU guys. You try to study your opponent as much as possible because it’s normal”, Mourinho explained.