Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seems to be very happy with the progress of his new signing Bruno Fernandes in training.
The Sporting Lisbon captain man made a switch to the English league after years of being under pursuit by the Red Devils. A deal for Fernandes was finally completed in January for a hefty fee of €55 million.
A goal-scoring midfielder with a creative edge was a necessity at Old Trafford following the injuries of Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba. The Portuguese offers exactly that and has already managed to win the praises of his boss.
“Well, overall, he is a very, very good footballer and his brain is obviously quicker than many others,” Solskjaer told United’s official website.
“He has got loads of attributes that we are going to get used to. We will get used to him and he will get used to us. His passing range, his deliveries, his movements, I am just pleased to see him here enjoying himself.”
“Yeah, he trains and he trains and he trains, so his fitness levels and enthusiasm is brilliant.”
Clearly, the attacking midfielder has everyone around him impressed relatively early into his United career, which is a very positive sign.
The Mancunians have really missed that flair Pogba used to bring to the middle of the park. With McTominay also sidelined, it was difficult to maintain a good midfield when Andreas Pereira, Nemanja Matic and Fred were the only options.
Although Fred has been very impressive lately, he alone cannot hold an entire midfield’s duty on his own. Which is exactly why the Old Trafford outfit paid a big sum in order to land a deal for the Sporting talisman – which is exactly why the gaffer is so happy with his signing.