The Slovakia international has heaped reward upon the Red Devils attacker.
Inter defender Milan Skriniar described Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes as one of his top class team-mates.
Skriniar and Fernandes spent a 12 months together at Italian club Sampdoria before going their separate ways.
Serie A opponents Inter lured Skriniar to Milan in 2017, whilst Fernandes moved to Sporting before finally becoming a member of Premier League giants United in January.
Fernandes has hit the ground running at Old Trafford and Skriniar praised the Portugal international midfielder.
“I think one of my great team-mates was Bruno Fernandes,” Skriniar said at some point of a Q&A for Inter’s official website.
“I usually liked him back from our time collectively at Sampdoria.”
Serie A is on hiatus amid the coronavirus pandemic, with Italy the hardest country hit outdoor of China.
Milan and the Lombardy vicinity have been devastated by COVID-19 – Italy ravaged by more than 2,950 deaths from at least 35,700 cases.
Italy has been positioned on lockdown as Serie A and game take a back seat due to the coronavirus emergency.
“It is a delicate time, however we can face it together as a team. We clearly miss soccer and training, however what’s essential right now is combat this virus,” Skriniar said.
“I nonetheless train at home following the instructions of our staff so that I can keep in shape. Other than that, I spend time with my girlfriend and our two dogs. I play darts and watch TV.
“I hear people singing from the balcony each evening and it’s wonderful, even if I frequently do not understand the lyrics.”
Back on the pitch, Skriniar was asked who’d he most like as a team-mate or opponent with Brazilian legend Ronaldo top of his list.
“Ronaldo because he was my favourite player when I was a kid,” he said. “I’ve had some hard forwards to mark, honestly Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, who are the best in the world right now.
“Kylian Mbappe and Zlatan Ibrahimovic have been additionally difficult, the Milan Derby was my first time against Zlatan.”
The centre-back additionally had his say on the best defender right now with three names springing to his mind.
“The best defender in the world is Sergio Ramos, who is a actual leader,” Skriniar said.
“Then I’d say Virgil van Dijk for what he’s done over the remaining two-three years, plus Kalidou Koulibaly, even if he isn’t having the great time at the moment.”