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Paul Scholes: ‘Fernandes is better than me’

Mon 28 December 2020 | 11:01

Former Manchester United player Paul Scholes believes Bruno Fernandes is a better player than he was.


joined the

Red Devils

from Sporting CP in January and since then he has been helping his side with his goals and assists to race for the

Premier League


Fernandes has scored or assisted 31 goals in his 28 Premier League appearances and his side are now fourth in the table and five points behind the leaders Liverpool with a game in hand.

Scholes was a star during his time at Manchester United in the 1990s and 2000s and has won 11 Premier League titles, three FA Cups, and two Champions Leagues, Nevertheless, he believes Fernandes is a superior player.

“What he’s doing is phenomenal, really,” Scholes said. “I think if you look, since he’s been [here], United would be top of the league if they won their game in hand, with more points than Liverpool, which is strange to think really because they’ve had such a bad start to the season.

“Well, you thought it was a bad start to the season, but they’re still right in there and I think they can only get better. The numbers he’s produced are just ridiculous; let’s hope he carries on.

“He’s better than me. He’s different to me,” Scholes said. “He scores more goals than me, he creates more goals than me.

“I’d like to play with him, probably behind him would be alright - but no, he’s been sensational a big difference.

“I think before he came to the team, United could hardly create a chance with some of the stuff they were playing, but now they look like they can score three, four or five goals every game.”

source: SportMob