Brazilian midfielder, Fred, has described the effect of new signing, Cristiano Ronaldo, as that of sunrise to his Manchester United teammates.
The 36-year-old returned to Old Trafford for £12.86m for Juventus after departing for Real Madrid in 2009.
Ronaldo who will make his second debut for United against Newcastle United on Saturday has been training with his new squad at Carrington since Tuesday.
United fans across the globe have been buzzing over the Portuguese's arrival and according to Fred the forward has even brought the sunshine with him to the training ground.
Fred who had his first full interview in English with MUTV said, “It’s so good training with Cristiano.”
“He’s a very good guy and the best player, we know about [this], but we are so happy to have Cristiano here with us and I hope we can try to bring us any title for Manchester United.
“We know who Cristiano is because he likes to win. He pushes everyone, so you need to be good and you need to be at your best to be with Cristiano Ronaldo. It’s so good for us because, here, he pushes everyone and can win every game and every training [session]. It’s so important. He has a big mentality. He has a lot of titles so he has that big mentality and big goals, so it’s very important.”
When asked if Ronaldo was already looking sharp in training, the Brazilian replied: “Of course [laughs]. He is an amazing player and you know the difference when you look at Cristiano Ronaldo – with the ball, without the ball; in the gym, he works a lot. So it’s good for us. We are so happy for Cristiano to be here.
“He comes and brings the sun for us, so it’s good!”