Bruno Fernandes has more or less revived the fate of Manchester United this season but Paul Scholes still believes that he’s not the best in the league.
The Portuguese playmaker has scored 15 and assisted 11 goals in 26 Premier League games so far this campaign and he’s the fulcrum around which Man United are building their current foundation. He’s almost single-handedly taken Man United back into the top-four of the Premier League but Scholes thinks the 26-year-old needs to do more.
“What he’s brought to this United team… has been special,” Scholes told Optus Sport.
“He creates goals, scores – not in the big games! – but in a lot of them. Ultimately, at Man United you are there to win titles and big games and he has to be a bigger influence than that.
“I could give him a bit of an excuse with United’s centre-halves – to me, they need protecting too much, especially in the big games, against proper forward players.
“[The central midfielders] sit too deep and he doesn’t get the support from the midfield players, which is important to him… He needs bodies around him to take people away, so he can come into spaces.
“He should be right in the mix [for PFA Player of the Year], there is no doubt about that, but I am always a believer the best players are the players playing for the team that wins the league.
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“And there are a few City players I’d go for before Bruno.”
The one big criticism for Bruno Fernandes is that he is yet to come up with a massive performance against the top-six sides but apart from that, everything he has done has worked out perfectly.
Fernandes has had that Cantona-type effect on the side and if Solskjaer can manage to bring in a few more world-class players to support the Portuguese then we are more than certain that Man United will become genuine title contenders.
As far as the PFA Player of the year is concerned, players like Gundogan and Ruben Dias are more likely to get their hands on the prize as compared to Bruno Fernandes.