Man Utd ace Fernandes: Fighting mentality comes from my family!

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Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes says he's always had a competitive nature.

The Portugal international made the admission in a fans manutd.com Q&A.

"So that comes from my childhood," he said. "For me, the desire to win the games and to win something is always on me and I think it's part of me. I don't know where this comes from but, in my family, nobody likes to lose. I think I grew up seeing my cousins, my brother, my uncles, my dad fighting to win.

“When we played cards or chess or football, when we played everything. I think my mentality comes a little bit from my family. There were a lot of fights over Christmas, when we have to play card games or bingo or something different. The fighting is always on!"

Asked if he was the most competitive inside the United squad, Fernandes wasn't sure.

“I don't know if I'm the most competitive but I think no-one is more than me," he insisted. "They can be at the same level but not more than me. Always in my mind, you can have the same as me but you can't have more than me. For example, desire, a winning mentality and hard work, I think you have to have in your mind to be the best you can.

“And nobody more in those kind of situations but, on quality, you can have people have more quality than you because everyone is different. Everyone has different qualities but, on the mentality, you have to put your level high and I think the only thing people can reach is the same level as you. Not more than you."

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