Manchester United’s huge victory against Manchester City over the weekend was definitely one of the big talking points in the Premier League given the stature of the two clubs.
For Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, it was so much more than just three points in a derby match as some individual performances were a great sign for their (perhaps) not so distant future.
Bruno Fernandes, for one, was once again brilliant as he tallied one assist on the night and generally had a big impact on the pitch given he made the highest number of key passes (3 via WhoScored), drawing praise from journalists on social media.
As a result, the Daily Mail’s Dominic King went one step further and compared his contribution to the team to that of Luis Suarez for Liverpool in the early to mid-2010s, stating that the Portuguese midfielder could go on to become a catalyst to lift everyone at the club.
Bruno Fernandes has the potential to be for Manchester United what Luís Suarez was for Liverpool in 2011, a genuine top class performer who can be a catalyst to lift everyone at the club. A top, top player.
— Dominic King (@DominicKing_DM) March 8, 2020
Obviously, after arriving in January 2011, Suarez ended up scoring 82 goals and assisting further 47 across 133 games played for the Reds as he almost led them to a Premier League title before leaving in 2014 and any comparison with that version of the Uruguayan is definitely a compliment of the highest order.
Clearly, Fernandes does have a way to go before he can be considered on the same level as a man who scored 31 goals in a single season while also winning the FWA Footballer of the Year, but the early signs do look promising in that a January signing appears to have added something creative to the side.
Manchester United fans, do you agree with King’s verdict? Do you think that Fernandes could be the next big thing for your club? Let us know down in the comments below!
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