Man Utd star Aaron Wan-Bissaka explains what Bruno Fernandes does to squad before matches

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Manchester United star Aaron Wan-Bissaka has praised Bruno Fernandes, revealing the Portugal international is always dishing out orders before matches. The 26-year-old has scored 11 goals and registered seven assists in the Premier League this season to propel his side to the top of the table. And he’s now been praised by his team-mate.

Fernandes has bettered his statistics from last season, establishing himself as one of the best midfielders in world football in the process.

And Wan-Bissaka has hailed his team-mate, telling the club’s official website: “Bruno helps everyone – on and off the pitch.

“He tells me before the game what he thinks I should do and which positions he thinks I should get into when he gets the ball, and where I should be.

“He has done it with the other players, and I can see that, along with the impact that he has made.

“When I scored my goal [against Newcastle], he said he couldn’t believe I could shoot! That goal there was to show him!”

Wan-Bissaka is hoping United can win silverware this term.

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They face Manchester City in the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night and are in contention for Premier League glory, sitting level on points with Liverpool at the summit.

And Wan-Bissaka said: “Just for the team to finish as high as we possibly can in the table and, hopefully, bring a few trophies back to the club.

“The match against Watford coming up is another cup game and it’s certainly a competition we want to go far in.

“I think we’ve just had a turnaround since the slow start to the season.

“You can see the position we are in now, how things have changed. The results have been coming good and I hope it can continue.”

Meanwhile, Sky Sports pundit Paul Ince has hailed Fernandes for his electric form at Old Trafford.


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But he feels the ‘jury is still out’ on the Portuguese maestro, saying: “Eric [Cantona] 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.

“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.”

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