Bruno Fernandes sends Juan Mata message after replacing him as new Man United No.8

Bruno Fernandes sends Juan Mata message after replacing him as new Man United No.8

Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes has sent a message to Juan Mata after replacing him as the new No.8 at Old Trafford.

Mata was given the Man United jersey No.8 when he was signed from Chelsea in 2014 under former manager, David Moyes.

The Spaniard donned the shirt number between 2014 and 2022 before parting ways with Manchester United as a free agent in June.

Fernandes, who had donned the jersey No.18 since his arrival from Sporting Lisbon in 2020, will become United’s new No.8 for next season under Erik ten Hag.

Bruno Fernandes replaces Juan Mata as Manchester United No.8
Juan Mata as Manchester United No.8

The former Sporting Lisbon midfielder took to Instagram to post a video oof Juan Mata passing on the shirt number to him.

And the Portugual international captioned the video: “A pleasure to share this shirt with you, you know how much this number means to me.”

Mata had earlier replied to Fernandes‘ previous post, saying: “The best possible person to wear that number.”