Bruno Fernandes took this Manchester United team to the next level right after his move last January.
His influence hasn’t been that big in the past few weeks, but there is no doubt that he has changed the mentality on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side and has also boosted confidence.
Wayne Rooney and Marcus Rashford welcomed Bruno’s influence on the site during an interview with Rio Ferdinand on YouTube.
Rashford talked about Fernandes’ role in his Brighton goal in September when the midfielder didn’t even get a chance to go see him and find him, but instead lay down on an assist anyway.
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“We have some players on our team who can do that,” said Rashford of Bruno. “Even if they haven’t seen or heard you, you have a rough idea of where they are.
“For me, Bruno brought that to the team. The more of these we have, the more runs I can do.
“When I approach the ball, I run after it. Midfielders should know that – those double moves. “
When asked if he would have liked to play with Fernandes, Rooney replied, “Yes, he has brought so much to this United team.
“He’s a player I thought was necessary when they brought him in. What we’ve seen in the last few games is that he and Paul Pogba have a good understanding.”
“That will only help Marcus, Anthony Martial, [Edinson] Cavani … with two players behind you who can play passes. “
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Pogba’s recent appearances have relieved Fernandes of trying everything himself.
At the moment, opponents are trying to oust Bruno – Leeds marked him as a man by Kalvin Phillips last month – which gives Pogba more room to roam.
The more threats United has, the more space will be available as the defense cannot stop everyone.
And Rashford can continue behind the defense because even if Bruno didn’t have a chance to check there is every chance he can play it anyway.
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