Ole Gunnar Solskjaer compared Bruno Fernandes to former Manchester United midfielders Juan Sebastian Veron and Paul Scholes after his side’s 3-0 win against Watford.
The Portuguese playmaker played a part in all three goals after he grabbed his first strike for the club to open the scoring in the first half.
Fernandes then turned provider for Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood after the interval and was named Man of the Match for his role in the comfortable win.
United have been lacking a creative spark in midfield all season long but Fernandes finally seems to plugged the gap and his performance had Solskjaer comparing him to greats such as Veron and Scholes.
‘He has come in and given everyone a big boost – not just the team, the supporters too,’ said Solskjaer.
‘He felt from the first minute like a big personality in our group. He was confident straight away and is like a mix between Scholes and Veron’.
United face a hectic fixture list in the coming weeks and take on Club Brugge in the second leg of their Europa League last-32 knockout clash on Thursday.
Fernandes is likely to start against the Belgians and Solskjaer has admitted the Portuguese’s pace has caught him by surprise.
‘Bruno is quicker than he looks,’ said the Norwegian.
‘Very excited by having him in. He has come in, given everyone a boost and wants to conduct a game. There are big games coming up now’.
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