Bruno Fernades tipped to become next Scholes by United legend Bryan Robson

Bruno Fernades tipped to become next Scholes by United legend Bryan Robson

- Bruno Fernandes seems to be getting all the accolades in England

- The Portuguese star was compared to Manchester United great Paul Scholes

- Bryan Robson says Fernandes is the leader United had been yearning for

Manchester United legend Bryan Robson has applauded new boy Bruno Fernandes for his impressive performance since moving to Old Trafford in January.

The Portuguese star completed a 5-year deal with the club for €55 million (£47 million) plus up to €25 million (£21 million) in add-ons and 10% profit if he is sold.

The 25-year-old has scored three goals since his switch to United from Sporting Lisbon as Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s men now enjoy 11 games unbeaten.

Their last loss was back on January 22 when they lost 0-2 to Burnley.

Robson praised Fernandes’ effort since he moved to the club saying he has exceptional qualities like that of Paul Scholes.

He further described the player as a leader Manchester United have been crying for. His impact has earned him the Premier League, PFA and United Player of the month awards for February.

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“I think it’s been a terrific impact and the first signs are he looks a top player,” said Robson.

“He's always on the move, always wanting the ball, has got a great touch and makes double movements, a bit like [Paul] Scholesy used to do.

“His energy levels and pace looks really good and he has shown he can hit a pass and score goals. So the initial period where he’s been at the club looks great. Great signs.

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