Very rarely do you see someone that can strike the ball so cleanly, with so much conviction. The Wesley Sneijder‘s of back in the day seemed to have faded. But out of the blue like a Siphiwe Tshabalala thunderbolt, Bruno Fernandes appeared.
Sporting Lisbon scored 72 goals last season. Bruno Fernandes contributed to half of these. For a player to score TWENTY-EIGHT goals from midfield, they have to be special, and Lisbon’s number eight seems just that. The 24-year-old is part of an exciting Portuguese future and would be a prize asset to a United side that struggled to break down Cardiff.
The Daily Express claim that both Liverpool and Tottenham have ended their interest in Fernandes, leaving the door open for the The Red Devils to bring the talented midfielder to Old Trafford. Here’s what he can bring to the red side of Manchester and why he could be a shrewd signing for Solskjaer’s side.
Style of Play
Alongside his goalscoring prowess, Fernandes contributed 14 assists and averaged 3.2 key passes per game in all competitions, demonstrating his quality on the ball.
What could be vital for United is Fernandes’ ability at the reverse pass, which he is a master at as shown in the video. With prolific wide runners like Martial and Rashford, as well as new signing Daniel James, the central-midfielder’s quality in sliding balls through the half spaces could slice open Premier League defences in a heart beat.
You wouldn’t even have to watch the video to know the Portuguese international’s finishing and ability to put the ball into the back of the net is second to none. 28 goals is sensational, from long shots, tight angle finishes, chips and your standard tap-ins, the midfielder has superb technique.
Fernandes is certainly ready for the step up, especially after playing a role in Portugal’s triumphant Nations League campaign.Granted the Portuguese league is an inferior league to the harsh lights of the Premier League, but with his range of passing and eye for goal, we back Bruno Fernandes to shine in Manchester and run the midfield.
It’s hard to say, but the rumoured fee is somewhere around £50m. United fans, do you think he is worth it?
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