Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes told Fred to replicate Paul Scholes before his double against Club Brugge in the Europa League earlier this season, according to Esporte Interativo via @utdreport.
The Brazil international arguably struggled for form in his first season at Old Trafford but has been one of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s best performers up until now (Metro).
Fernandes encouraged his teammate to follow in the footsteps of the famous club legend and watched as the midfielder went on to reap the rewards.
Speaking to the Brazilian television channel, Fred revealed “Bruno said ‘See? You have to do that. Enter the box and you’ll score’. Then I went and scored two goals in that game [vs Brugge]. That’s why Bruno celebrated a lot — I watched his [Scholes] videos and said ‘Man, what a great player’.”
Ever since he arrived at the Theatre of Dreams from Sporting Lisbon for £49.5m, the January signing has been a real revelation, scoring 2 goals and creating 3 assists in the Premier League so far. The Portuguese has also bagged a goal and an assist for Solskjaer’s side in three games in the European competition, taking 3.7 shots per game and making 3 key passes on average (via WhoScored).
Not only has he excelled on the pitch, but the midfield maestro has been a key influence in the dressing room, providing helpful advice to the likes of Fred and Scott McTominay.
Unsurprisingly, loads of United fans buzzed over the 27-year-old’s “class” comments on social media, with some supporters dubbing Fernandes a “gem” and a “true leader.” Another fan added he has an “elite mentality.”
Scroll through some of the glowing reactions down below…
Bruno changed everything..
— . (@Fahrizaal_) May 18, 2020
A true leader
— lenzy (@Brian50292448) May 18, 2020
Telling you now with Bruno and maguire being leaders and getting some younger players in and with them two rubbing off on the team we could be on our way back to how we were under fergie. Bit of a stretch but I’m praying we have finally found our old way back. Bruno is class
— nickpotunited1989 (@nickpotunited11) May 18, 2020
Bruno man, best thing to happen to this club since many years
— Avinash Singh #GlazersOut (@GreenwoodNo26) May 18, 2020
Mentality level unlocked: It’s called Bruno mentality
— Vintage Hunter🌊 (@degokeakinola) May 18, 2020
How did we get this gem of a man
— BillyMUFC (@mufc_billy) May 18, 2020
Bruno has an elite mentality.
— Ajayi Ayobami (@iam_highseek) May 18, 2020
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