New boy Fernandes has played just one match for the Red Devils since his £68m deadline-day move to Old Trafford.
But he has already convinced boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that he can take the struggling giants back to the top table of the game, starting with Monday’s Premier League clash with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Monday night.
Apart from being a Portugal international like Ronaldo, Fernandes also arrived at United from Sporting Lisbon.
And he will look to emulate his national team captain by winning the biggest titles in the game.
Of Fernandes’s talent and determination to do so, Solskjaer has no doubt. And he hailed the new man as the new brains of the team.
The Norwegian says: “Well, overall, he is a very, very good footballer and his brain is obviously quicker than many others.
“He has got loads of attributes that we are going to get used to. We will get used to him and he will get used to us.
“His passing range, his deliveries, his movements, I am just pleased to see him here enjoying himself.
“He trains and he trains and he trains, so his fitness levels and enthusiasm is brilliant.”
Solskjaer also reveals that United’s other January signing, striker Odion Ighalo, could be ready to make debut at Chelsea.
He says: “Yeah, he is going to travel with us.
“We will just see his fitness work this week and I think we will get him sharp.
“We want to integrate him as quickly as we can because, of course, he is desperate to play for us.”