Fernandes compared to Man Utd legend

English Premier League

Manchester United's newest star Bruno Fernandes has been likened to one of the club's biggest legends, following his arrival in January.

The Portugal international joined the Red Devils from Sporting Lisbon in the January transfer window and has made an immediate impact.

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Fernandes has registered three goals and four assist in nine appearances for the Red Devils, before going on to claim the club's Player of The Month awards for February and March.

United legend Bryan Robson has been impressed by the 25-year-old, who he believes is in the same mould of former midfield star Paul Scholes.

"Since he came in he has looked a special player. He has a fantastic attitude", Robson told talkSPORT.

"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.

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"He is not like a Roy Keane, Paul Ince or a Nicky Butt-type of player, for me, he is more like a 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 proves me right and he goes on to be another Paul Scholes for Manchester United."