Bruno Fernandes tipped to get better when Man Utd ‘know what he is capable of’
Bruno Fernandes will become an even better player for Manchester United when his teammates understand what he is capable of.
That is the view of Match of the Day pundit Ian Wright, who reckons other United stars are not yet able to anticipate what the midfielder is going to do next.
The Portugal international has been an instant hit since his £47m move from Sporting Lisbon last month and was in the thick of the action again at Everton on Sunday.
Fernandes scored his first goal for the Red Devils from open play in the 1-1 draw at Goodison Park and gave fans another glimpse of his talents.
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In six appearances for his new club he now has three goals and two assists and has revitalised Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ’s struggling team.
And former Arsenal striker Wright thinks there is much more to come from the midfielder when the rest of the team understand his game.
The 25-year-old created several good openings against the Toffees but no United player was on the end of any of his passes.
“Fernandes put up massive numbers in Portugal and people were saying it was because that league is weaker,” Wright said on Match of the Day.
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“When you see him play you see his willingness to get forward but I think what will happen when time goes by is his teammates will see what he is capable of.
“Because against Everton when he got forward there were none of his teammates in and around him.
“His confidence is brilliant and he was so sharp again today so I can’t wait to see him when his teammates do get used to him.
“What he was doing is what Manchester United have not been doing this season.
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“When they get used to him the players around him start to take chances and make runs when they know he can pick them out.”
United are now unbeaten in eight in all competitions and have conceded only twice during that run.
And they remain three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea in the Premier League after the Blues also drew at Bournemouth.
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