Paul Merson compares Man United’s Bruno Fernandes to Man City’s Kevin De Bruyne

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Arsenal legend Paul Merson declares that Bruno Fernandes can carry out a comparable role for Manchester United to the one Kevin De Bruyne provides for Manchester City.

Paul Merson has actually declared that Bruno Fernandes can be for Manchester United what the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva and Bernardo Silva have actually been for Manchester City

Fernandes just joined United in January however has currently had a major influence on the team, straight contributing to 7 goals from 9 appearances and getting the February Premier League Player of the Month award.

The Portuguese playmaker has actually extensively been credited with turning the Red Devils’ fortunes around, and Merson is positive that he can continue to lead an enhancement when football resumes.

“I think they’ll be better, no doubt about that. What they have to be is consistent. Against the bigger boys, teams that come and have a go, they’re a better team, playing counter-attacking football, but you have to mix it up. When you become a better football team, teams kick off and put 11 players behind the ball and do that counter-attack to you,” the Arsenal legend informed Sky Sports News.

” What you need is players like Bruno Fernandes who can get on the ball and find apass When you have 60, 70% of the ball, you need players who will put the ball through the eye of a needle. Man City have actually achieved success due to the fact that they have players like David Silva, Bernardo Silva, Kevin De Bruyne.

” What I like about [Fernandes] is that whenever he gets the ball, first he looks forward. He constantly desires to search for that forwardpass I constantly take a look at players, particularly when they’re going to a huge club like Man Utd, and how they raise theclub You have to be an unique player to go to a club with international footballers and raise other players along theway I think that has actually occurred.

” When you get players on the exact same wavelength, it’s a varioussituation When you’re playing in front of 70,000 individuals, individuals have to keep in mind that when you have a number of bad passes, the name of the game is to keep desiring the ball to make those passes.

“A lot of players hide, and sometimes don’t even realise it. With him, he doesn’t, he keeps getting it and giving it to people. They’re not 60 yard passes, he just gets it through the lines. I think he’s been outstanding, and I’ve loved watching him.”

Fernandes is yet to finish on the losing side for United, winning 6 and drawing 3 of his 9 games.

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