Manchester United are back in Premier League action on Monday against fellow top four contenders Chelsea after a short winter break which allowed the club to go on a warm-weather training camp in Spain.
Although deadline day signing Odion Ighalo did not make the trip to Marbella, fellow January acquisition Bruno Fernandes did and United’s first team coach Kieran McKenna has revealed just how important it was for the Portuguese international to settle into the squad.
Speaking to the club’s official website, McKenna spoke about Fernandes’ start to life at Old Trafford, saying: “There are lots of different outcomes [from the winter break].
“Obviously, we have got Bruno with us as well, which is a big positive, so he did well to put his hand up and make himself available for the Wolves game, going straight into the team.
“[The break was] a great chance for lads like him to come into the group and get to know the players better.
“As I say, it is a credit to him for coming in, putting his hand up straightaway and saying he wanted to go into the team for Wolves.
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“It was a really positive start for him. It is the same process as all of the players.
“It is trying to find the right balance, playing in positions where they can complement each other, building relationships all over the pitch, so that players understand each other’s games, where to pass and what runs different players make.
“That is part of the process with him this week.
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“Thankfully, he is an experienced player, he has played in a lot of different positions and roles, so he is very versatile in that way, so it is obviously the manager’s job and us as staff to find ways to make him settle into the team quickly.