Bruno Fernandes’ initiation song surprised Man Utd players and staff

Manchester United's latest signing Bruno Fernandes left his new team-mates and club staff impressed after he followed club tradition by singing an initiation song, according to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Although the Norwegian didn't go into detail about what tune Fernandes selected, he said it was a decent rendition – despite initially suggesting the playmaker had struggled.

Solskjaer was asked whether there was further integration of Fernandes in the group during the winter break and whether he was gelling with everybody.

“I’m not sure about his [initiation] singing, it wasn’t great! No, he did well, he was voted one of the better ones," he replied.

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"He’s gelling really well, he’s getting to know the players and you can see what he’s going to give us both on and off the pitch.”

Fernandes made his debut at Old Trafford in a goalless draw against Wolves and is in line to start against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Monday night.

Former Real Madrid and Barcelona star Figo believes the 25-year-old's success will be down to how quickly he manages to adapt to Premier League football.

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"He is one of the best football players in Portugal," Figo said.

"He is in the international team, a midfielder that can score. He has the quality to [score a] goal and to be in the box. I think it was a good buy, I just hope that he can adapt as soon as possible to a different league."

Fernandes has swiftly settled into life at United and was spotted out in Manchester with some of his new team-mates after they returned from their winter training break in Spain.

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And right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka explained why the Portugal international has fitted straight in.

“I think he (Fernandes) has settled in right,” Wan-Bissaka told the United website.

“He’s got a few of the Spanish players looking after him and we’re just looking forward to what he brings to the team.”

United have beaten Chelsea twice this season already and will be confident of getting a result at Stamford Bridge – despite not having won there in the Premier League since 2012.

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