Fernandes names Scholes his inspiration as he discusses midfielder’s legacy

Bruno Fernandes claims he wants to be like Paul Scholes for Manchester United.

Fernandes is a goal taker and maker like Scholes and he has bagged 13 goals and contributed 10 assists in his 21 Premier League appearances for United.

The Portugal star has watched footage of Scholes and feels he is similar to the United great.

“For me, maybe I’m closer to Paul Scholes,” said Fernandes. “You know, Paul Scholes was a guy who likes to be in the box, who likes to give an assist, who likes to score a lot of goals.

“I remember when we were about to play Club Brugge last season and I was in the dining room with Fred.

Bruno Fernandes has compared himself to Paul Scholes

“On the television they were playing all Paul Scholes’ goals in a Manchester United shirt. We had eaten, but we just stayed there to watch all of the goals of his.

“After watching that video of Paul Scholes, I knew he was a player who scored a lot of goals.”

Scholes was not fully appreciated by England and Fernandes claims he was better than Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard.

“I think Scholes was one of the best midfielders in the world,” he told the latest episode of the UTD Podcast.

“For England, a lot of people talk about Frank Lampard because he scored a lot of goals of course, one of the best in England too, you have Steven Gerrard too.

Paul Scholes
Paul Scholes is considered a legend at Manchester United

“But I think Scholes is the one who makes more difference than anyone else. And before everyone starts talking about this, I haven’t seen every midfielder in England, OK!

“But I think in the last generation, those three were the three best ones, and for me Scholes was best.”

Listen to the full interview from this evening by searching for the UTD Podcast on podcast providers. Find previous episodes on the official Manchester United app and website

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