Hargreaves hails impact of Fernandes on three Man Utd stars

Date published: Wednesday 11th March 2020 5:25

Owen Hargreaves claims Bruno Fernandes has revitalised three Manchester United teammates in particular since moving to Old Trafford.

Fernandes was signed for an initial £47million in January and was named PFA Premier League player of the month for February, having claimed three goals ad three assists in just seven United appearances.

And Hargreaves has hailed the impact Fernandes has had on Nemanja Matic, Fred and Anthony Martial.

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Hargreaves told United’s official club website: “Well I think you can just look at the other players around him.

“I know that Fred has been playing well this season, but I think he looks more comfortable with having another ball player who he can get it into on the half-turn.

“With Anthony Martial, you saw a connection with the goal [against Man City] I don’t think that was a training-ground one, it was just pure instinct. City played a high line, Martial recognised the space and Bruno played a brilliant ball over the top. He is just a really good player and good players love to play together.”

 

 

He added: “I was saying to Scholesy, when we did a show together a few weeks ago, we are never going to see another Paul Scholes but Bruno has that capacity to make everybody else play better and to play football. It looks like the boys are enjoying it.

“Matic looks great with him, Fred looks great with him, Anthony has got a partnership there and, really, everybody looks better with him.

“I think he has taken on a bit of leadership, which is important, and he works hard. In every phase, he has probably improved or played better than everybody could have hoped for.”

 

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