Coach warns United over ‘star player’ showing greater impact than Cristiano Ronaldo

Ex manager of Bruno Fernandes feels Man United playmaker Bruno Fernandes is currently ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo in development but warned him not to overtrain.

Fernandes leads the way on 11 and is the club’s top scorer with 22 goals in all competitions this term.

The Portuguese playmaker has been a sensational signing for the Red Devils, scoring 34 goals in 61 appearances for the club since his £47million arrival from Sporting Lisbon.

It simply means the midfielder has contributed 33 goals and assists in his 39 appearances this term.

In an interview with the BBC, Peseiro said: “He wants to train too much, he wants to train more than is possible,”

“The coach needs to say, ‘Bruno, stop!’ because he wants to train every minute of the day.

“At the end of a training session, he will want to stay out and shoot. If there is a ball there, he will want to do something whether it’s before training, during training or after training.

He enjoys it so much.”

Is Bruno Better than Ronaldo?

Fernandes has surely followed a similar path to his compatriot, with Ronaldo joining United from Sporting in 2003. It took him a while to show his true colours.

But 49 league goals across his final two seasons proved he was the real deal. The rest is history, with the Portugal captain going on to great things with Real Madrid and now Juventus.
But Peseiro feels he currently loses nothing in comparison.

“He is not an expensive player,” he added.

“It’s cheap if you compare the money United paid for him to the performances, the goals, the assists he has provided and how he has improved the team.

“Even Ronaldo was not the same – when he arrived at United he needed more time. I think everyone has to be proud – I am not talking as a friend but as a Portuguese and a fan of football.”

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