The return of Manchester United to the Champions League has Bruno Fernandes giddy
Upon hearing that Manchester United would soon be returning to the Champions League, Bruno Fernandes proclaimed it to be the “best competition in the world” and expressed his enthusiasm about the upcoming match.The Red Devils’ Portuguese star player is eager to get back to playing with the best in Europe after a season away. United will be playing Bayern Munich, FC Copenhagen, and Galatasaray in Group A. On September 20, they’ll play their first game of the season away from home, against German powerhouses Bayern Munich. For Fernandes, “it’s always special to be in the Champions League,” he remarked in the premiere episode of the new web series TeamViewer Diaries.
He continued, “You want to be there because you play against the best clubs in Europe, and that’s why it’s the best competition in the world for clubs.”With United, Fernandes has played 13 times in the Champions League and scored four times. The 29-year-old is looking forward to the brightly lighted evenings at a boisterous Old Trafford and hopes to score in front of the Stretford End to incite even more fanaticism among the spectators.
He said, “I’ve been saying this all along, tonight is a very special night.”Since I’ve been playing here, no home supporters have seen us play in the Champions League. The Champions League nights will feel different now that I’ve got the chance to play in front of the crowd and we’ve had some late wins. I think the newcomers will especially enjoy those evenings, too. We’re rooting for the same team, and I’m hoping to do some damage from the Stretford End.On September 16, United will host Brighton in a difficult Premier League match at Old Trafford before heading to Germany to open their European campaign against the defending champions.