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Bruno Fernandes compared to Scholes by United great Robson

Captain Marvel heaped praise on Manchester United new signing Bruno Fernandes, who has taken the Premier League by storm since his January arrival, only to be disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Former Manchester United midfielder has likened Fernandes to club great Paul Scholes.

Fernandes has scored three goals across competitions prior to the postponement of the season due to the COVID-19 crisis.

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He even won Premier League Player of the Month in February before winning United’s Player of the Month for March.

Robson heaped praise on the Portugal international following his incredible start to life in Manchester.

“Since he came in he has looked a special player,” Robson told talkSPORT (quotes via Manchester Evening News). “I have met him a few times, I have seen him at the training ground, he mixes really well with the lads, you can see why he was captain of Sporting [Lisbon] and what a talent he is.

“He is not like a Roy Keane, Paul Ince or Nicky Butt-type of player, for me, he is more like Paul Scholes; he is brilliant at getting into little pockets in between the defence and the midfield, he gets into these areas and gets himself space.

“But he has also got terrific vision where he sees a pass but he can also perform a pass like Paul Scholes could, and he can score a goal.

“Hopefully he prove me right and he goes on to be another Paul Scholes for Manchester United.”

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One of the biggest things I currently miss about football is watching Fernandes. There was a great feeling around the club after he joined and he helped massively in United’s unbeaten run of 11-games.

It’s a shame that we still don’t know what will happen with the season, but I strongly believe we looked good for top four before the games ended, and already had one foot in the Europa League quarter-finals after hammering LASK away from home in the first-leg.

We are also still in the FA Cup.

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