A video released by the Portuguese FA revealed Fernandes making his way to the training facility. Ronaldo is already in the facility and tried to greet his friend however Fernandes did not respond in a tepid manner and appeared to be more relaxed than the other athletes in the room.
This comes just days following Ronaldo delivered an explosive interview with TalkTV, slamming Manchester United, calling the club out for not advancing and stating that there is no respect for manager Erik Ten Hag.
When asked for an opinion on the exchange between the two players fellow Portugal midfielder Joao Mario tried his best to deny the notion of any conflict in the relationship between Ronaldo as well as Fernandes.
“I am in the locker room the time,” he told a press conference. “I watched the video, it’s hilarious because it could be taken in different ways but it was actually a joke between the two. Bruno was among the last ones to arrive. Cristiano asked Bruno if he’d come via boat.
“I believe the images could be read differently, however, it was just a joke between the two. And I think they have a wonderful relationship due to the fact that they have fun together. I saw them together yesterday throughout the day. There’s no issue between them.”
Fernandes is well-known for being close to Ronaldo and admired the Five-time Champions League winner long before they were international players and later club colleagues. The midfielder even claimed that he developed a love for United in his youth due to Ronaldo’s initial stint in the team.
However, the vice-captain is well-known for being committed to the team and is believed to have been placed in a predicament in the wake of Ronaldo’s interview, with regard to timing as well as the content.
90 minutes believe United was “furious” with Ronaldo and believed Ronaldo was a Five-time Ballon D’Or champion was in good relations and with Ten Hag and was ‘blindsided’.
There is a report that Ronaldo is likely to be fined up to PS1m by United The equivalent is approximately two weeks’ wages and the maximum allowance.
The most drastic option is for United terminated Ronaldo’s contract because of serious misconduct.