New signing, Bruno Fernandes can be Manchester United’s answer to Kevin De Bruyne after a decent debut against Wolves, according to Danny Higginbotham.
Danny believes being able to play the No 10 and CM role makes him a KDB kind of player even if they have different attributes.
According to him, Man Utd needs the creativity Bruno can provide now as the player is capable of a great pass with the right movements around him.
He added that the fact that Fernandes kept asking for the ball meant he is a potential leader the club desperately needs.
His words, “I’m not saying him and De Bruyne are the same players. But at times last season and earlier this season, City played more of a 4-2-3-1 with De Bruyne as a No 10 and we have also seen De Bruyne in a more retracted position in a 4-3-3. Fernandes also has the ability to play in both positions,”
“The one thing United struggle with is creativity and that is probably why they are better on the counter-attack.
“In Fernandes they now have a player who can dictate either from deep or from higher up the pitch, depending on what the game demands.
“On Saturday he started in the No .10 position, but as the game went on he realised he could have more of an influence from deep positions because of how compact Wolves were.”
“What really impressed me about Fernandes was as soon as he passed the ball, he was immediately looking to pick it up again,”
“He doesn’t admire his pass, whether it is a ten-yard one or a 30-yarder. It was all about how he could get back on the ball. He looks like a man who, if he has players making the right movement off him, he will find them.
“Every time Fernandes picked the ball up there were players making runs because they trusted him.
“Against Wolves he had the most shots, the most shots on target, the most passes and the most passes in the opposition half.
“Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking for leaders and one of the things that stood out was that he wanted the ball all the time, he wanted to take responsibility, no matter where he was on the pitch. As debuts go, it was impressive.”
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