Bruno Fernandes interview with Man Utd club media before Galatasaray away | Champions League | 29 November 2023

As captain, being involved in the Champions League and leading the team in such a huge fixture must be a great privilege. How do you keep that togetherness as well as you did at the weekend?
“I think there is no need for me to do that because we have such a good group and a lot of leaders in this group, [so] I don’t feel the pressure of having to do that. I just do it naturally, I don’t feel myself [as] a leader, that’s just the way I am so it’s kind of natural. I think in the dressing room we have a lot of players with experience and that leadership, and the skills to help the team going into these stages.”

We’ve just had our final training session before travelling. What was it like and did the focus feel good?
“Yeah, everyone is really focused, everyone is aware what we have to do and what we have to achieve in a such difficult game against a such difficult opponent. So, I think the focus is there, now it’s about getting there and doing our job.”

Everyone knows how much it means to get a result in this game but, for you personally, what does it mean to you?
“It means a lot because I want to go through the Champions League. I want to go to the final stages, I want to go as far as possible with the team in this competition because I think we deserve to be in the next phase. I think, as a team, we represent such a big club that it has to be in those final stages.”

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