Solskjaer hails Fernandes effect after Man Utd win over Watford

Ross Houston
February 26, 2020

Bruno Fernandes is "already shining" for Manchester United as well as Anthony Martial "can be one of the best" if he continues his existing trajectory, according to Luke Shaw.

As they now look to push for a top four finish, Manchester United have a tough set of games coming up against Everton, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Sheffield United, respectively, before the end of March.

"Forever Red, forever loved, forever grateful."
He wants the ball all the time, he wants to conduct the play.

"We have spent with Harry [Maguire] and Aaron [Wan-Bissaka], who have done fantastically, and now we have got this number 10 or attacking midfield role nailed down. I'm happy for him, hopefully he can keep scoring goals because we need them".

A victory for United would take them closer to the top four. Relieving the Portuguese worldwide of this responsibility will enable him to make a difference where it counts - in front of goal. When Solskjaer was quizzed about Anthony, the manager replied, "He's so skillful, Anthony".

"Fernandes lifted the whole stadium on Sunday and, as well as the part he played in all three goals, what was impressive about him was his range of passing and the way he carried the ball".

DF Victor Lindelof, 6 - Deeney targeted the Swede as the Watford man looked to physically impose himself on the United defence, but the centre-half dealt well with the threat and had a steady game. "He has got a bit of arrogance about him that I quite liked to be honest", Crouch said on Match of the Day 2. "Two good wins and two clean sheets, some goals to celebrate, now we want to kick on". He is a big piece of what we are trying to put together. He was on the right against Watford and he was absolutely magnificent. He now has three in his last three league games - the first time the Frenchman has achieved the feat since September 2017.

Smooth, slick, sassy, it's a moment that hints at the promise of Fernandes' career at the 13-time Premier League champions, which now has an expiry date in 2025. Meanwhile, for Watford, who still remain in the relegation zone and just a point away from safety, the questions were if they could pull off an upset against a big side or would their poor run continue.

It's hard to imagine some fans will stand for anything less as well and even some of the players may reconsider their futures at Old Trafford.

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