Bruno Fernandes Explains His Manchester United Goal Celebration
The Man Utd midfielder has scored 10 goals in all competitions since arriving at Old Trafford in the January transfer window.
Bruno Fernandes has revealed that his daughter inspired the goal celebration that has become his trademark at Manchester United.
The Portuguese midfielder has made a habit of scoring goals since he arrived at United from Sporting Lisbon in January, netting 10 goals in all competitions already for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
And he has now explained that his celebration, of sliding on his knees and covering his ears with his hands, is a copycat of his young daughter.
“This is a long story,” he told United’s official website when asked to explain. “In Portugal, when I was playing, and I started my second season in Sporting, my daughter was growing up, you know.
“Sometimes, me and my wife, we talk with her and she started doing like this [puts his fingers in his ears] after she started doing this. And so, I picked this to celebrate the goals for her.
“I need to talk with Sky because, every time I did this, it never comes [out] so, all the time, when I call her after the game she tells me – you don’t do it!”
Fernandes also joked that he needs to score three goals in every game: one for his wife, one for his daughter and one for his unborn son.
He added: “Now she knows every time I do that for her. In the beginning, she didn’t know but now she knows, every time, it’s for her. Now my wife is pregnant and, every time, my baby asks me now you need to score two times, and, against Brighton, I scored two goals and she tells me: ‘You just scored two but now you need to score three – one for me, one for the baby boy when he comes and one for mum!’
“It will be difficult in the next few years, you know, I’ll need to score more and more. I think it’s better that I score four or five goals in a game and then I can have a rest for two or three games!”