Jamie Carragher expects Manchester United to be much stronger next season due to the impact of playmaker Bruno Fernandes.
Fernandes’ arrival from Sporting Lisbon in January drastically changed the course of United’s season.
The Portuguese midfielder has been a revelation at Old Trafford, scoring eight goals and laying on a further seven assists in 14 matches as he helped the Reds to an unlikely third placed finish in the league.
He has also become a key leader in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, regularly instructing and demanding more from his teammates.
Carragher told Sky Sports that Fernandes is a ‘super player’ and described his second-half of the season as ‘outstanding’.
Despite Fernandes’ brilliance and the imminent arrival of Ajax midfielder Donny Van de Beek (BBC Sport), Carragher does still not envisage a Premier League title challenge for United next season.
The ex-Liverpool defender expects Manchester City to be his former side’s closest challengers but does think United will reduce the remarkable 33-point gap in points from the defending champions next term.
Listen to Carragher below, via Sky Sports:
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