Tuesday, 5 January 2021

Fernandes does same thing as Eric Cantona - Paul Ince

Fernandes does same thing as Cantona - Paul Ince

With just 12 months of being at Manchester United, Bruno Fernandes has shown in many games that he is capable of helping the club to win as many titles they want.

Bruno Fernandes joined Manchester United from Portugal but has settled quickly in the Premier League as if he has been playing in the league for the past three years.

With 33 goal involvements in just 30 games for Manchester United, Bruno Fernandes has since been compared to United great Eric Cantona who was a joy to watch during his days at Old Trafford. Former Manchester United man Paul Ince while speaking with Sky Sports also thinks it will be right to compare both players but Bruno Fernandes will have to win trophies with United in order to rub shoulders with the legend.

“Eric could do absolutely everything. It was just those moments where you had to win the game. People were chasing us and we did not win the title by a lot,' Ince said

“Much-needed goals. You know, those moments when you start to worry, start to panic, and the game is not going your way and you don't know where the goal is coming from. That is when he would pop up and score a vital goal.

“I think that is probably the same with Fernandes. He scores vital goals.

“I think he was very impressive when he first came. He hit the ground running. This year, I don't think he has been as impressive but he is still a major factor in the team. He is still the talisman.

“Sometimes you might not see him for 25 minutes but he has always got that technical ability to do something magic at the right time. Whether it is a penalty, a wonderful ball, a free-kick, he has always got that in his locker so you can never rule him out of any game.

“The players love him and he has got a character about him. We talk about character all the time and how we are losing that trait in football. But there was a time when I watched him have a go at [Victor] Lindelof. He puts demands on players.

“For someone to come from a foreign country, Portugal, to a club like Manchester United and put demands on his players. He is a winner and it is infectious.”

“The jury's still out,' Ince added

“Cantona came into a team who were under pressure to win the title. Manchester United, this year, are not under the pressure to win the title. We didn't expect them to be up there challenging the likes of Liverpool and [Man] City.

“But now the pressure's on because they feel they can win the title. That's the mark of a top top player - what he does when it actually matters. Listen, I'm not saying that's going to be the case, he's certainly got the qualities to do it.”

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