Bruno Fernandes says it's not just Cristiano Ronaldo's millions of fans who expect him to score in every game - it's his teammates as well.

Ronaldo extended his record as Portugal's all-time leading scorer last week, firing both goals in a 2-0 win over Sweden to take his incredible tally to 101 strikes from 165 games.

The 35-year-old has a similar strike rate in club football, having amassed hundreds of goals for Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus. His record of 311 goals in 292 La Liga games for Los Blancos is particularly impressive.

And Fernandes has vowed to help Ronaldo fire even more as the Portuguese superstar looks to cement his legacy as one of the greatest players of all time.

United midfielder Fernandes, who plays with Ronaldo for his country, says his compatriot's scoring prowess is such that fans around the world think he's had a bad game if he doesn't find the net.

Bruno Fernandes congratulates Cristiano Ronaldo after the forward scored his 101st goal for Portugal

And he admits that even Ronaldo's fellow professionals are "waiting" for a goal from him in every game.

“101! For me, and I think for most of the people now, it’s normal," said Fernandes when talking to United Review about Ronaldo's record.

"You see when someone watches the games, if he doesn’t score, for everyone, it is a bad game because, normally, he always scores.

“You wait for a goal from him or for him to do something different. Of course, I’m really happy to have a chance to play alongside him and I hope he can achieve the record he wants, for sure.

Ronaldo scored both goals in Portugal's 2-0 Nations League win over Sweden

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“Maybe I can help him to achieve that record with the national team.”

Fernandes said he spoke with Ronaldo about playing games behind closed doors recently while the pair were on Nations League duty with Portugal.

And while he recognises the need to be safe amid the coronavirus crisis, he said football without fans is "not like football".

“I think, now, the most important thing is for everyone to be healthy and, as soon as possible, everybody will be able to come to the stadium," he said.

"Football without fans is not like a football game, you know. I sat with Cristiano to talk about it after the game with the national team.

“I don’t know how to say it but we need to have fans in the stadiums.

"I don’t know how but I think it will be important for everyone – for the players, for the game, for the fans. It will also be important for them. I hope it’s sooner rather than later when we can have the fans back at the stadium.”