As the Portuguese maestro achieved double digits on both goals and assists after Manchester United‘s victory over Newcastle, Paul Scholes has heaped massive praise on ‘sensational’ Bruno Fernandes.
The Portuguese International has emerged as United’s talisman and has transformed the club’s fortunes since his £68million arrival from Sporting Lisbon last January, consistently putting in standout performances to keep Solskjaer’s side with an outside chance of winning the title.
On Sunday, Fernandes’ efforts saw him join Tottenham‘s Harry Kane and Thomas Muller of Bayern Munich as the only players in the top five leagues in Europe to record double digits in goals and support this campaign.
And after the victory at Old Trafford, United legend Scholes again hailed the Portuguese midfielder, calling the Red Devils star ‘sensational’.
‘There is certainly an improvement, Ole has brought this team a real attacking challenge and the main difference was Bruno Fernandes,’ the former midfielder said on BT Sport.
‘Only Mo Salah has got more goals than him this season. The influence he has had on this team has been sensational. United before [his arrival] could not create many chances or score many goals.
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‘He didn’t really have a massive effect [against Newcastle] but they are the standards we expect from him now. Assist and another goal, the assist was lucky I suppose but he’s made a hell of a difference to this football team.’
‘We had to up the tempo a little bit, especially in the last third and I felt we managed to do that,’ the Red Devils boss said at full time.
‘It is always difficult after an away game in Europe. It took until halftime really, even though we dominated the ball we couldn’t create too many big moments.
‘It was about moving the ball quicker, being cleverer in our positioning and we found our positions better and some good goals.’