New Manchester United signing Bruno Fernandes has ‘similarities’ to some of the Premier League’s most creative players in recent years according to his former Sporting Lisbon teammate, Yannick Bolasie.
Fernandes finally made his long-awaited move to Manchester United last week in a deal that could be worth up to €80 million, making his debut for the club in the 0-0 draw with Wolves.
Much is anticipated of the 25-year-old following his hugely the impressive goal involvement numbers he posted during his time in Lisbon, the Portugal international registering 63 goals and 42 assists in 134 appearances for the club.
One man who has witnessed Fernandes’ talents first hand is former Everton and Crystal Palace winger, Yannick Bolasie, and the Sporting forward has backed him to be a success in the Premier League.
“Bruno has the lot, to be honest. I think he will cope fine with the expectation,” Bolasie told Mirror.
“When he was at Sporting he controlled all the matches. Everything Sporting did went through him.
“He can play with both feet and is not afraid to shoot with his left but his right foot is his main foot. He can see a pass and has good long-range passing, free-kicks and penalties.
“He is at his best getting on the half turn and making passes in between the lines. He likes giving passes and likes scoring, that is his game. He knows what he can do and is good at and can link up with the forward players really well.
“He has his own style because he has been in Italy before but has similarities to De Bruyne, Silva and Eriksen.”