Bruno Fernandes has revealed that his biggest regret since joining Manchester United has been missing out on the opportunity to speak to their legendary former manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
The Portuguese star broke another record earlier this week as his 28th goal of the season in all competitions saw him overtake Frank Lampard to become the most prolific Premier League midfielder ever in a single campaign.
The 26-year-old has certainly helped transform the Red Devils’ fortunes since he joined from Sporting Lisbon last January.
But speaking to Inside United he admitted that things haven’t been completely perfect – because he is yet to have a proper conversation with the talismanic Ferguson.
“So, that is one of my biggest regrets in the club until now,” he replied when asked about Ferguson. “I met him already but never had the chance to speak with him like I would like to do.
“I think everyone who watched Manchester United in the past remembers Sir Alex. [That is true] for me, growing up and seeing the club, being a fan of the club and seeing the development of the team.
“I would like to have a conversation with him and understand, from his point of view, what he thinks about me and what I can improve or still improve in my game to be better.”
It is likely that Ferguson has been impressed by what he has seen by Fernandes, and the Scot recently hailed the job his former player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been doing in the hotseat at Old Trafford.
He told BBC Sport: “Even as a young reserve, even when he was on the bench, he would take notes of the training sessions. He had a will that he wanted to be a manager and at a club like Manchester United, it’s a result industry, without question.
“If you don’t get results there’s questions to be asked. He is getting the results, he really has done very well. And what is really important for this club is to introduce young people, and he’s given young players a chance.
“That will always be the foundation of Manchester United, from Matt Busby, from Alex Ferguson and to what Ole is doing, the young guys, if they are good enough, play them. Never a problem at this club.”
Fernandes and United are next in action on Tuesday when they take on Fulham looking for the win which would secure second spot in the table.