Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown said the impact of Bruno Fernandes on him Manchester United it’s been tremendous since he signed for the club almost a year ago.
Bruno Fernandes came on as a substitute in the second half, and with the game tied at 2-2, he made the winning contribution of the match.
Fabinho had put Edinson Cavani down on the edge of the box, and Fernandes stepped up with a free kick that beat Alisson Becker in the far post.
In his column in In the Daily Mail, Keown said that despite being a different type of player to Eric Cantona, Bruno Fernandes has a similar effect on Manchester United.
The 54-year-old wrote:
“I remember Eric Cantona who marked the man in my England debut in 1992 and beating him in the Premier League. Cantona unlocked the door to Manchester United’s success in their five seasons at the club. He and Bruno Fernandes are clearly different types of players, but Fernandes has that Cantona effect. ”
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In his column, Keown also wrote that Bruno Fernandes ’impact on Manchester United has not been limited to his performances.
According to the former Arsenal man, Fernandes ’ability to make things happen every time he is on the ball has made his teammates follow his lead. He said:
“The teammates follow his lead. Every time Fernandes catches the ball, he tries to make something happen. That’s his mindset.”
Manchester United are currently at the top of the Premier League, although Manchester City could usurp them if they win their game in hand.
Keown said the winner against Liverpool will give credence to the Red Devils in the race for the title. He wrote:
“Their winner on Sunday will give United a great credential. Beating one of your biggest rivals lets you know you’re as good as them, if not better. United must now take that credential and use it in the race for the title. of the Premier League ”
Manchester United next Sheffield United fundraiser at Old Trafford on Wednesday night as they look to continue their great form in recent weeks.
Posted on 25 Jan 2021 12:31 PM