Some questioned Bruno Fernandes’s arrival at Manchester United.
Few, if any, could have predicted the impact Fernandes would have at Old Trafford, despite being unproven in the Premier League and having only a few good seasons at Sporting Lisbon under his belt.
Fast forward to the present day, and he finds himself being one of the first names on the team sheet and an integral part of Solskjaer’s starting eleven.
Fernandes has quickly established himself as one of Europe’s best midfielders in the last 18 months or so.
His ability to not only score but also set up goals distinguishes him as a truly unique talent, and he has quickly become a fan favorite.
Fernandes brings more to the table than just goals and assists. His sublime dribbling and excellent defense unlocking passes have elevated him to the position of arguably United’s best player, and no one can deny him the two Sir Matt Busby player of the year awards.
Fernandes is a player who makes you want to scream whenever the ball lands at his feet. You always have the feeling that something special is going to happen, whether it’s a trick, a long range pass, a shot, or even a goal, and there are only a few players who can give you that feeling.
It’s difficult to pinpoint Fernandes’ best moment this season, but if there was one, it was probably against Everton in the Premier League at Old Trafford, when he coolly and calmly lofted the ball over Robin Olsen and into the back of the net from just outside the edge of the box. It was a goal that demonstrated his true class and was named United’s goal of the season.
Few players have made such an immediate impact at Manchester United as Fernandes, and the scary thing is that he is still only 26 years old, with his best years still ahead of him. If Fernandes can repeat or even improve on what he did last season, he could be the difference in the Reds winning the Premier League title next season.