By Adam Shergold for MailOnline
Published: 11:42 GMT, 1 March 2020 | Updated: 12:49 GMT, 1 March 2020
Manchester United were 'blown away' by the 'immaculate' condition of Bruno Fernandes when he joined the club back in January.
The Old Trafford club's conditioning staff had drawn up a bespoke fitness programme so the Portuguese midfielder could hit the ground running in the Premier League after his £68million move from Sporting Lisbon.
But this plan was quickly ripped up during United's warm weather training camp in Marbella as it became immediately clear Fernandes had the necessary fitness levels to integrate with the squad.
Bruno Fernandes has impressed Manchester United staff since arriving at Old Trafford
The Portuguese midfielder converts from the spot during United's 5-0 win over Club Brugge
Fernandes has made an excellent start to life at Old Trafford with his speed of thought in attacking areas giving United an extra gear in games.
And, according to the Metro, this is down in part to his high levels of fitness, with Fernandes ranking in the top three during physical tests in Marbella.
A source told the newspaper that Fernandes' team-mates have been