And it’s believed that Fred and the Portugal international struck up their bond during the club’s training camp in Marbella.
Fernandes appears to be all United have been yearning for.
They’ve seen several big-name arrivals fail to sparkle in the years since Sir Alex Ferguson stepped down.
Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao never lived up to their lofty reputations, while Bastian Schweinsteiger and Memphis Depay also struggled.
And Fernandes has vowed to get even better for his club.
“Since I was a kid it was a dream to play for Man Utd, and to be there at Old Trafford is the biggest dream of my career,” Fernandes said.