The Wolves star has hailed a compatriot for the huge influence he is had at Old Trafford since becoming a member of the Red Devils in the winter transfer window.
Bruno Fernandes is Manchester United’s “most ambitious” player, in accordance to Diogo Jota, who says the club already “owe a lot” to their €55 million (£48m/$60m) January signing.
Fernandes completed a big-money move to Old Trafford from Sporting at the start of the year, after a drawn-out transfer saga spanning over a year in the end reached its conclusion.
It was at the start suggested that the 25-year-old may struggle to adapt to the needs of Premier League soccer after spending the last three years of his profession in the Primeira Liga, however he quickly silenced any doubters with a string of tremendous displays.
The Portugal international has hit three goals and laid on 4 assists in his first 9 appearances for United throughout all competitions, injecting a much-needed creative spark into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s starting XI.
He has additionally adopted a leadership position , taking it upon himself to deliver the best out of his new team-mates whilst commanding the ball at each feasible opportunity, endearing himself to the Red Devils faithful in the process.
United have been unbeaten in eleven matches prior to the coronavirus-enforced break in the 2019-20 season, with Fernandes considered as the driving force at the back of that astonishing run and probably the man to assist revive previous glories at Old Trafford.
Jota has witnessed the playmaker’s talents up close on the international stage with Portugal, and says it is clear how tons of a difference he has made to Solskjaer’s squad since arriving in Manchester.
“I don’t know if he is the best [player at United] however he’s the most ambitious. And that makes a difference,” the Wolves striker told Record .
“You can sincerely see the difference between United with and without Bruno Fernandes. He takes on the duty and aspires for more than what they are doing.
“I think they owe him a lot already. And that is not only related to his quality, however also to his ambition and personality.”
United sit fifth in the Premier League standings after 29 fixtures, three points in the back of Chelsea in the race for the final Champions League qualification position.
They are also through to the FA Cup quarter-finals, and appear set to reach the same stage in the Europa League after beating LASK 5-0 in the first leg of their last-16 tie on March 12.