MANCHESTER UNITED star Bruno Fernandes met former team-mate Juan Mata for lunch.
The pair had been noticed outdoors Cibo Italian restaurant in Hale Village.
Mata, 34, was sporting a hanging new look along with his hair now shaved.
The Spaniard was launched by United on the finish of final season after eight years on the membership.
He was considered one of 11 gamers launched after the membership’s worst Premier League marketing campaign.
The restaurant was additionally utilized by United CEO Richard Arnold, who was noticed at lunch on the restaurant with former CEO David Gill in June.
Fernandes is in line to start out for United when the period of Erik the Hag begins in opposition to Brighton Sunday.
The 27-year-old’s inventive outlet will likely be key for United this season as properly, regardless of a comparatively poor season final 12 months.
He managed simply 16 league assists final 12 months, properly down on the 29 he managed the 12 months earlier than and barely higher than the 15 he managed throughout his first half-season on the membership in 2019/20.
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United had been crushed 4-0 in opposition to the Seagulls on the ultimate day of final season, so Sunday’s recreation will likely be a terrific alternative to see how far they’ve are available in pre-season with the Ten Hag.
Ronaldo has left Outdated Trafford earlier than the membership’s pleasant in opposition to Rayo Vallecano ended following his half-time substitution by Ten Hag, the supervisor’s transfer marked as “unacceptable”.