Manchester United legend Paul Scholes is a big fan of Bruno Fernandes – but is not quite sure what his best position is. Fernandes has had an impressive start to life at Old Trafford since his £46.6million move from Sporting Lisbon in January. The Portugal midfielder scored his first goal in a United shirt on Sunday from the penalty spot in the 3-0 Premier League win over Watford.
Fernandes has been compared to Scholes and another of his former team-mates in Juan Sebastian Veron by Red Devils manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Scholes says the 25-year-old, who played a part in the other two goals against Watford, has brought much-needed creativity to the United side.
And he has described him as “dream” for strikers such as Anthony Martial.
“It feels like [things are getting better at United],” Scholes said on BT Sport.
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“I think especially since that Chelsea game, going to Chelsea and winning away is a big win.
“I think it’s coincided with Fernandes coming into the team as well. They really lacked creativity Manchester United and he seems to link the midfield and the forward line. The signs are good.
“He looks a really good player. I’m looking forward to seeing him live tonight.
“They were in desperate need of a creative player, a player to link that midfield play to your centre-forward.
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“They haven’t really had a player who’s looked like this player, who can score goals, who can make goals and he’s made a big difference.
“[He’s got] awareness, he knows where he is on the pitch.
“He’s very composed on the ball and he’s a centre-forward’s dream really, a Martial’s dream, a quick player who can play on the shoulder, who can run in behind.
“He knows that Fernandes is going to be looking for him, he knows he’s got all these types of passes.”
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Fernandes has played as both a No 10 and a deep-lying midfielder during his short United career to date.
And Scholes yet to know which role he is best in.
“Is he a No 10? I’m not sure,” he added.
“Set-piece delivery is excellent as well. I think he can play in that 10 position, I think he can play one of the deeper roles controlling things as well.
“He’s got so many strings to his bow I think.
“Hopefully, like he has for the first three or four games, make a big difference to this team.”
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