Bruno Fernandes has shown his appreciation to some of his Man Utd teammates for helping him settle in by treating them to a slap-up dinner.
The Portuguese midfielder took compatriot Diogo Dalot and Spanish duo Juan Mata and David de Gea out for a meal on Saturday at local Manchester restaurant Tapeo & Wine.
Mata is a shareholder of the eatery, but that didn’t stop Fernandes picking up the bill.
De Gea posted a picture of the quartet at the venue on Instagram , captioned: “Welcome @brunofernandes.10. Thanks for the dinner.”
United are not in action until Monday night, but face a huge clash in the race for the top four against Chelsea .
Fernandes will be looking to build on his United debut, and Red Devils’ full-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka feels his new teammate has adjusted quickly to life at Old Trafford.
Wan-Bissaka is a fairly new arrival himself, and believes Fernandes’ smooth start is thanks largely to the Spanish contingent.
“I think he has settled in right,” Wan-Bissaka told the official United website.
“He’s got a few of the Spanish players looking after him and we’re just looking forward to what he brings to the team.”
United spent the winter break out in Spain for a warm-weather training camp as they prepare for a busy run-in.
“It felt good, after the week off we had,” Wan-Bissaka added. “It’s good to be out in the sun and to regroup with the team.
“I think it was needed, with the amount of games we’d been playing. [It’s] something that helped a lot.”
One player who as unable to join up with United out in the Costa del Sol was loan signing Odion Ighalo, over fears regarding the coronavirus.
The forward flew to United from China, where the virus originated, and has been kept away from the club since news of the outbreak emerged over fears he could be a risk.
Ighalo only made his first appearance at the club’s AON training complex on Sunday, but could still feature against Chelsea.
The 30-year-old has been training away from the club with performance coach Wayne Richardson at the GB Taekwondo Centre in Manchester.