‘Brilliant’ Bruno Fernandes Is Comparable To Paul Scholes At His Prime – Man United Legend
The ex-Red Devil heaped praise on the Portuguese recruit, who has taken Old Trafford by storm.
Former Manchester United captain Bryan Robson likened superstar midfielder Bruno Fernandes to club brilliant Paul Scholes.
Fernandes has taken United by storm since arriving from Portuguese side Sporting CP in January, scoring three goals throughout all competitions prior to the postponement of the season due to the coronavirus pandemic.
A pair of goals and three assists earned Fernandes the Premier League Player of the Month in February before scooping United’s Player of the Month award for March.
Robson heaped praise on the 25-year-old Portugal international following his flying begin to life in Manchester.
“Since he came in he has looked a special player. He has a high-quality attitude”, Robson told talkSPORT. “I have met him a few times, I have seen him at the training ground, he mixes virtually well with the lads, you can see why he was captain of Sporting [Lisbon] and what a Genius he is.
“He is not like a Roy Keane, Paul Ince or a Nicky Butt-type of player, for me, he is more like a Paul Scholes; he is wonderful at getting into little pockets in between the defence and the midfield, he gets into these areas and gets himself space.
“But he has additionally got brilliant imaginative and prescient where he sees a pass however he can additionally perform a pass like Paul Scholes could, and he can score a goal.
“Hopefully he proves me right and he goes on to be another Paul Scholes for Manchester United.”
Former Arsenal and France superstar Emmanuel Petit believes Fernandes is doing what Paul Pogba “should have done in terms of leadership on the pitch”.
“Fernandes has made a huge impact,” Petit informed Paddy Power.
“In the space of two months, he is the best buy in the winter market. He has made such a large impact. It’s like he is been at the club for six years.
“He’s changed the mentality inside the dressing room. It’s difficult for a player to come in mid-season and do that.
“Paul Pogba was meant to be doing this at Manchester United. It’s what he should have done in terms of leadership on the pitch.
“But I’m looking ahead to seeing them collectively on the pitch, I favor to see if that can work, and I’m exceptionally sure it can work.”