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The former Red Devils star has been impressed by the creative midfielder who has quickly become a “leader” for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Old Trafford.
Bruno Fernandes “looks like a Manchester United captain,” says Phil Neville, and the Portuguese midfielder is in charge of delivering the main cutlery to Old Trafford.
The 26-year-old is doing his best to rekindle the Red Devils’ previous glories with a regular stream of goals and assists since moving to England from Sporting in January 2020.
Fernandes has been involved in 33 goals for United in just 30 Premier League appearances. Only former Red Devils forward Andy Cole can claim to have improved that comeback after the same number of games at the start of a top flight in England, with the prolific leader posting 37 starts.
Fernandes sits atop iconic names on that honor roll, and the legendary Eric Cantona only managed to score or score 27 goals.
Neville believes the superstar playmaker has quickly become a “leader” for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and the bracelet is expected to arrive at some point as United look to get back on the trophy track.
“Sensational,” was former United star Neville’s verdict on Fernandes when evaluating his efforts to Premier League Productions. “I think the thing about that list [of most goal involvements] What stands out is the need to start winning trophies, to accompany those assists, that impact and those goals that he is scoring.
“Thinking back to when he joined 12 months ago, thinking that United were probably nowhere near Manchester City and Liverpool and even Chelsea, to be the joint leaders of the Premier League now, I think that has a lot to do with him. That’s the impact it had.
“What I like about him is that he looks like a Manchester United captain. He speaks like one, he is a leader on the field and he keeps his feet firmly on the ground, which I think is very important.
United have tied defending champion Liverpool on points at the top of the Premier League table and still have a game on their hands, but their attention is about to shift to Carabao Cup and FA Cup matters. as they prepare for the meetings with Manchester City and Watford.