‘Fernandes will be like De Bruyne or Eriksen for Man Utd’

Date published: Saturday 8th February 2020 5:23

New Manchester United signing Bruno Fernandes “has the lot,” according to former Sporting Lisbon team-mate Yannick Bolasie

The Red Devils signed Fernandes in a deal that could eventually rise to £68m with the Portugal international agreeing a five-and-a-half year deal.

And Bolasie – who used to play in the Premier League for Crystal Palace and Everton – reckons there are “similarities” between Fernandes and Manchester City midfielders Kevin de Bruyne and David Silva, while he has also likened him to former Tottenham man Christian Eriksen.

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On the new Man Utd signing, Bolasie told the Daily Mirror“Bruno has the lot to be honest. I think he will cope fine with the expectation.

“When he was at Sporting he controlled all the matches. Everything Sporting did went through him.

“He can play with both feet and is not afraid to shoot with his left but his right foot is his main foot. He can see a pass and has good long-range passing, free-kicks and penalties.

“He is at his best getting on the half turn and making passes in between the lines. He likes giving passes and likes scoring, that is his game. He knows what he can do and is good at and can link up with the forward players really well.

“He has his own style because he has been in Italy before but has similarities to De Bruyne, Silva and Eriksen.”


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