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He speaks like a leader- Neville compares Fernandes to Man Utd legends

Mon 09 November 2020 | 10:56

Former Manchester United star believes that Bruno Fernandes can be compared to Wayne Rooney and Eric Cantona in terms of what he brings into the team.

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Bruno Fernandes

after a long transfer saga in January 2020. The Portuguese midfielder was brought to Old Trafford by a €55 million deal with Sporting Lisbon and since his debut has shown that he is totally worth this price tag. Since his debut in Manchester United, Fernandes has been a key player for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team as his qualities in the midfield helped Red Devils to secure a top- four finish in the last season. In Man United’s 3-1 victory over Everton on Saturday, the 26-year-old once again proved his high quality with a solid performance which made Phil Neville express his praise for the player.

“Since Fernandes joined the club I don’t think he’s had a dip yet,

“You thought after his first initial goals, assists and impact that he made, you thought ‘Where’s that dip coming? Can he do it in the second season? He’s doing it even better.

“When he speaks, he speaks like a Manchester United player, he speaks like a Manchester United captain.

“He speaks like a leader, he speaks like someone who wants to win. I think he’s a special player.

“You’ve seen players that have come to Manchester United over the last probably 10, 15 years, I don’t think anyone has had as big an impact in such a short space of time as him.

“Maybe Rooney, maybe Cantona, those types of names, I think he’s had a similar impact too.

“His stats, his goals, his assists, his performances. Rooney came in and scored a hat-trick in his first game, Cantona comes in, puts his collar up and says ‘I’m a Manchester United player’.

“That type of impact he’s had, even in a team that probably isn’t as good as that team Rooney and Cantona played in.”


source: SportMob