Man United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said that new signing Bruno Fernandes can help unlock the potential of Manchester United’s attack like Paul Scholes and Juan Sebastian Veron did during their days at Old Trafford.
Fernandes moved to Old Trafford from Portuguese outfit Sporting Lisbon for an initial fee of €55 million and scored his first goal for the Red Devils in the Premier League on Sunday through a penalty as they thrashed Watford 3 nil.
He provided the assist for Mason Greenwood’s goal and also played a part in Anthony Martial’s goal.
“Bruno has come in to be a very important player … now we’ve got the No.10 or attacking midfielder nailed down. Hopefully, he’ll keep fit and keep producing performances,” Solskjaer told a news conference.”
Man United have struggled to create chances this season in the absence of record signing Paul Pogb and Solskjaer believes that Fernandes can step up in the Frenchman’s absence.
“He’s similar to Veron and Scholes,” he said. “We’ve needed that type of player. He knows he’s here to play.
“One of the good things about him is he takes risks with the ball, like Veron.”
The win on Sunday took Man united to fifth on the log with 41 points in 27 games and 3 points behind 4th placed Chelsea on 44. They’ll face Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday after hosting Club Brugge in the Europa League round-of-32 clash at Old Trafford on Thursday.