Bruno Fernandes has revealed that his hands over ears celebration is in tribute to his daughter, Matilde.
The Manchester United playmaker has not been short of goals to celebrate since moving to England.
The 26-year-old has been a huge success in turning around the Red Devils’ fortunes.
He scored three times in December en route to another Player of the Month award.
Failure to pull out his regular celebration though does incur the wrath of his three-year-old daughter.
What started off as a joke has now become synonymous with Fernandes scoring as he explains its origins.
He told the Players Tribune: “Sometimes I even hear it from my daughter Matilde. And she’s only 3! But her criticism is a bit different.
“You see, when she was very little, she started messing with me and my wife.
“We would ask her to put away her toys or something, and she would put her hands over her ears pretending she was not listening. ‘Blah, blah, blah, I can’t hear you, daddy.’
“I found it really funny, so that’s why I started celebrating my goals by putting my hands over my ears.
“Matilde would watch me on TV and she started to understand that it had a meaning — that it was all for her.
“So now if I forget to do it, or even if the TV cameras don’t catch me doing it, it’s a problem. As soon as I come home she asks me, ‘Why didn’t you do it, daddy???’
“Hahaha, this is my life, you see?”
Fernandes has scored 27 times for United since joining from Sporting Lisbon a year ago.
15 of those have come this season with the Red Devils currently top of the table ahead of a crunch clash at Liverpool on Sunday.