Over the weekend, Juventus star Ronaldo challenged his fans to take part in a ‘core crusher’ workout, posting an impressive score of 142 reps in 45 seconds.
Fernandes joined in the fun, managing a respectable 117 reps and writing to Ronaldo: “Not bad for a Sunday…”
But it seems that Ronaldo was not especially impressed with his attempt.
“Train your arms instead!” he replied to his Portugal team-mate.
Fernandes has been a big success at United since joining halfway through the season from Sporting Lisbon, with club legend Bryan Robson recently praising him for the impact he has already made.
“I think it helps that he was captain at Sporting. I just think it’s something that is naturally in you,” Robson said.
“Bruno looks as though he has got that natural leadership quality, where he demands from his teammates and that’s good.
“What I do like to see when he’s on the pitch is, even though he’s a forward-minded player, he’s already swivelling and looking on his shoulder, demanding of his team-mates.
“He’s telling people to push in and have them where he wants them, which is great.”