BRUNO FERNANDES has cut his summer holiday short to train with former club Boavista ahead of the 2021-22 season.
Bruno Fernandes enjoyed a training session with former club Boavista during his summer breakCredit: Instagram @boavistafutebolclube
Fernandes spent eight years at Boavista in their youth ranks between 2004 and 2012Credit: Instagram @boavistafutebolclube
Fernandes managed just 206 minutes across four games, failing to score or register an assist, as his nation were knocked out in the last 16 at the hands of Belgium.
The attacking midfielder was granted an extended leave by United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer due to his participation in the tournament.
But Fernandes, keen to regain his match sharpness, has returned to his old club to undertake some drills.
Fernandes played for Boavista’s youth team from 2004 until 2012 having joined at the age of nine.
Now, nine years on from his Estadio de Bessa exit, Fernandes has returned, with the club sharing a video on their Instagram.
Boavista captioned the short clip: “There is no love like the first.
“@brunofernandes.10 trained at Bessa and made a point of leaving a message to the boavisteiros!
“@manchesterunited don’t worry, he will arrive even better!”
Boavista later shared a series of images of the Man Utd ace training.
They even presented him with his own ‘B. Fernandes 8’ jersey.
Boavista promised Fernandes’ session at Bessa would mean he arrived back at Man Utd ‘even better’Credit: Instagram @boavistafutebolclube
For now, at least, United will be forced to kick off their pre-season without Fernandes.
The Red Devils visit Wayne Rooney’s Derby at 1pm on Sunday, before making the trip to London to play QPR on July 24.
United will also play Brentford, Preston and Everton before their Premier League opener against fierce rivals Leeds on August 14.
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