Manchester United players are said to be heavily impressed with what Bruno Fernandes could do during various training drills. The Portuguese international has made an immediate impact on the team after joining a struggling Manchester United side during the January transfer window.
The transfer that ended almost 1 and a half-season saw the 25-year-old join the Old Trafford side on the deadline day in a deal that cost the Red Devils almost £47million.
The midfielder was not supposed to follow his teammates to Marbella for a winter break training camp and was initially placed on an individual training programme, however, after seeing him action for a few days, the plan was ditched after all.
It is said the Portugal international was ranked in the top three during physical testing which left his team-mates in awe. He also starred during rondo drills and put in extra work after hours practising free-kicks alongside Fred.
Manchester United legend turned pundit Paul Scholes seems to be equally impressed with the new signing.
He looks a special talent and looks like he can be a hero of the fans as well,” Scholes said on BT Sport. “He has got the right name for it, with the song and stuff.
“But then you think of Eric Cantona and Wayne Rooney, these people who are idolised by the fans, and you hope that in the future he can become as good as them.
“He’s brought a lifeless attacking team to life. You wonder where United would be if they’d signed him in the summer.
“He’s made a team that wasn’t all that watchable at times very watchable.”
Fernandes’ quality has been showing on the pitch too as he has scored two goals and registered three assists in his first five matches.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could not have imagined his new addition would have made such a bright start to life at United.