Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed how a scouting trip to Portugal to scout Bruno Fernandes ultimately convinced him to bring him to Old Trafford..”

Fernandes completed a long-awaited big-money move to United from Sporting Lisbon in the January window and has made a seamless transition to life in the Premier League.

He has scored three goals and contributed two assists in only his first five starts for the club, lifting United’s form as they battle to qualify for next season’s Champions League while also quickly becoming a fan favourite with the Old Trafford faithful.

Solskjaer spoke of the qualities he instantly saw when he went to watch the midfielder in person.

“When you go and see them live you just get that feeling of the player,” he told Sky Sports.

“What impressed me most that day was his personality. We knew about his skills and qualities.

“If you follow him and watch him all the time [you notice] that he cares so much and wants to win, he had that fire in him. I thought, yep, that’s the character we need.

“He won’t let anyone down. Letting the team down is the same as letting himself down. He wants to win and he knows we [win] together, everyone plays an important part. He’s been a positive boost..”