Bruno Fernandes made his Manchester United debut in the barren draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Old Trafford on Saturday, and the 25-year old looks set for bright days with the Red Devils.

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Fernandes in action against Wolves at Old Trafford on Saturday. The game ended 0-0 PHOTO/COURTESY

The former Sporting Lisbon man signed a five-and-a-half year deal with an option to extend it for a further year, but how much do you know about Bruno?

  • He was born and raised in Maia, a suburb of Porto where the city’s airport is located. His interest in football started because his cousin Vitor Borges played for Boavista, Porto’s second club. Years later, Bruno started his career with the same club.
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Bruno Fernandes during his early days. PHOTO/COURTESY
  • He moved to Italy aged just 17 and spent five years with Novara, Udinese and Sampdoria. He was so homesick at first he nearly quit football, but his girlfriend moved over to join him and helped him to settle.
  • His childhood idols were Ronaldinho, Deco and Rui Costa.
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Football icon Ronaldhino Gaucho who is idolized by Bruno Fernandes. PHOTO/COURTESY
  • Bruno has a 90-minute siesta every day after lunch.
  • He is naturally two-footed.
  • The 25-year-old has a temper: CCTV footage of him shouting “F–k you! Go f–k yourselves!” after being sent off against Boavista in September was broadcast on Portuguese national TV.
Bruno Fernandes being sent off against Boavista. PHOTO/COURTESY
  • Fernandes likes to wear the number 8 jersey in honour of his father, who wore the same jersey, and because his birthday is on the 8th September. He has the number 8 tattooed on his right arm.
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His right arm is tattooed number 8, the squad number he likes wearing in honour of his father. PHOTO/COURTESY
  • He has only ever had one girlfriend, his now wife, Ana Pinho, who he met at school at the age of 16. The couple have a daughter, Matilde, who will be three years old tomorrow.
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Fernandes and his wife Ana Pinho. PHOTO/COURTESY

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