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Man Utd legend pinpoints Fernandes quality that is “needed to win titles”

Bruno Fernandes constantly being on at his team-mates is a quality “you have got to have” if you want to win silverware according to Manchester United legend Bryan Robson. 

The Portuguese star has been a revelation since moving to Old Trafford a year ago.

His goals and assists have made him integral to their recent success and seen a host of individual accolades come his way.

Fernandes though has been praised for driving standards on the red half of Manchester.

The 26-year-old has been seen critiquing or giving his team-mates advice before and during games.

And it is that relentlessness that Robson highlights as a special trait.

Bruno Fernandes is a leading light at Man Utd

He told United’s  official website : “What I so like is watching Bruno, because he’s got quality on the ball and work-rate and everything.

“But, what I like to see, when something doesn’t come off, or the ball goes dead, is you can see him talking to the players around him.

“He’s trying to organise and is talking and whatever he’s saying, I’m not bothered about what he’s actually saying because you know it’ll either be encouragement or a rollicking for somebody.

“This is what you have got to have if you want to win titles and win trophies. You’ve got to have those demands of each other.

“You’ve got to have that within your team and I can see Bruno has got that.”

The midfielder is often seen barking out instructions

Fernandes is United’s top scorer this term having notched 17 times thus far.

He also managed to score 12 times in 22 outings last season.

His ability to push on from midfield has even seen Robson compare him to Paul Scholes, who enjoyed a trophy-laden career at United.

“As soon as he came in, I think that I watched him in the first six or seven games and his work-rate and his quality on the ball, you can see that right from the start,” he added.

“I couldn’t give him a higher accolade than when I said he’s probably the closest thing to Scholesy I’ve seen.”




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