Fernandes wants to be the new Paul Scholes of Manchester

Mon 16 November 2020 | 9:39

Paul Scholes has been one of the best midfielders in football history and has won many trophies with Manchester United. Now Fernandes wants to fill his vacancy

The Portuguese star of Manchester United believes that he plays like the legend of Old Trafford.

Bruno Fernandes believes that Paul Scholes was one of the best midfielders in the world of football. He is looking to re-create Scholes' style of play.

Scholes played more than 700 games for the Red Devils, wining 11 Premier League titles with them and was also one of Sir Alex Ferguson's critical players for more than 20 years.

Fernandes has done an outstanding job for Manchester United so far and is looking to bring back Scholes' memory to football fans.

"Maybe I'm more closer to Paul Scholes. Scholes was a guy who likes to be in the box, who likes to give an assist, who likes to score a lot of goals," Fernandes told The Official Manchester United Podcast.

"It's funny, I remember when we were about to play Club Brugge [at home] last season, and I was in the dining room with Fred, and on the television they were playing all Paul Scholes' goals in a Manchester United shirt [on MUTV]. We had eaten, but we just stayed there to watch all of the goals of his.

"It was funny because I was talking to Fred, and I said to him, 'You see what Paul Scholes is doing, you need to be more closer to the goal, because if not, you will never score!' And then Fred, in that game, he scored twice!

"I appreciate Scholes a lot but maybe because, at that time for me in Portugal, when Scholes was playing at his best level, it was difficult for us to see English football, maybe it was because Spanish football was closer so it was more on the television, and we grew up with those names.

"I think Scholes was one of the best midfielders in the world. For England, a lot of people talk about Frank Lampard because he scored a lot of goals of course, one of the best in England too, you have Steven Gerrard too, but I think Scholes is the one who makes more difference than anyone else. 

"And before everyone starts talking about this, I haven't seen every midfielder in England, ok? But I think in the last generation, those three were the three best ones, and for me Scholes was best."

source: SportMob