Paul Scholes thinks Bruno Fernandes is a “better” player than he was after making a huge impact at Man Utd since his arrival in January.
Fernandes has helped transform Man Utd since he joined from Sporting Lisbon a year ago, with the Red Devils more of a threat going forward thanks to the Portugal international.
The 26-year-old contributed eight goals and seven assists in the second half of the Premier League season last term and he’s already on 10 goals and six assists this campaign, with Man Utd five points off leaders Liverpool with a game in hand.
“What he’s doing is phenomenal, really,” Scholes told United’s official website. “I think if you look, since he’s been [here], United would be top of the league if they won their game in hand, with more points than Liverpool, which is strange to think really because they’ve had such a bad start to the season.
“Well, you thought it was a bad start to the season, but they’re still right in there and I think they can only get better. The numbers he’s produced are just ridiculous; let’s hope he carries on.”
Scholes won 11 Premier League titles and two Champions Leagues during his 20 years with the Red Devils and is widely regarded as one of the best midfielders of his generation.
However, the Man Utd legend claims Fernandes is a better player than he was due to his goals and assists contributions.
“He’s better than me. He’s different to me,” Scholes added. “He scores more goals than me, he creates more goals than me.
“I’d like to play with him, probably behind him would be alright – but no, he’s been sensational, a big difference.
“I think before he came to the team, United could hardly create a chance with some of the stuff they were playing, but now they look like they can score three, four or five goals every game.”
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