Manchester United currently find themselves sitting in fourth position after picking up all three points against Southampton in their last Premier League outing.
The Red Devils have been hugely impressive since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took charge at Old Trafford, with a top four spot looking likely if they continue to ensure consistency from here on in.
It appears as if the Manchester club have their eye on two attacking midfielders, as United are reportedly (as per Tuttosport, via Daily Mail) considering a swoop for Isco and they’re also believed (as per A Bola, via Calciomercato) to be taking an interest in Sporting Lisbon’s Bruno Fernandes.
So, let’s compare the two players…
Isco has established himself as one of the best attacking midfielders in world football in recent years but this season hasn’t been too enjoyable as he’s struggled to enjoy regular minutes, with four goals and one assist to his name.
However, he has the ability to single-handedly change a game and can unlock almost any defence, so his passing and creativity could work wonders for Manchester United. And, he knows how to find the back of the net.
TT GRADE: A-
Bruno Fernandes has been simply sensational in the current campaign as he continues to make all the headlines over in Portugal, with a whopping 23 goals and 13 assists to his name at this moment in time.
He’s enjoying a rich vein of form and he’s only 24 years of age, so he still has his best years ahead of him.
Of course, his ability to produce an outrageous amount of goals and assists makes him a very dangerous asset, and he could definitely take United’s attack to the next level.
TT GRADE: A
When comparing these two, it’s safe to say that Bruno Fernandes is enjoying the rub of the green at this moment in time as he continues to impress in Portugal, while Isco just hasn’t been able to find his feet.
Paul Pogba has been fantastic for Man United this season with an impressive 14 goals to his name, but that’s nothing compared to Fernandes as he’s been more prolific than most attackers in Europe, let alone Pogba. Of course, Isco is extremely talented and he could definitely do a solid job at Old Trafford, but Fernandes’ stats are too good to ignore.