Please Wait . . .

'Scholes was one of the best midfielders in the world' - Fernandes eager to emulate Man Utd legend
Dark Mode
Top Leagues
16-Nov-2020, 08:48 am

'Scholes was one of the best midfielders in the world' - Fernandes eager to emulate Man Utd legend


Bruno Fernandes/Paul Scholes composite 2020

Bruno Fernandes believes Paul Scholes was one of the best midfielders in the world as he looks to bring a similar style of play to Manchester United.

While rarely singled out for his individual brilliance, Scholes was a key part of Sir Alex Ferguson's side for nearly 20 years and was more than capable of chipping in with a few goals.

Fernandes has himself become quickly accustomed to goals at Old Trafford and singled out Scholes as a player he's looking to emulate.

"Maybe I'm more closer to Paul Scholes. Scholes was a guy who likes to be in the box, who likes to give an assist, who likes to score a lot of goals," Fernandes toldThe Official Manchester United Podcast.

"It's funny, I remember when we were about to play Club Brugge at home last season, and I was in the dining room with Fred, and on the television they were playing all Paul Scholes' goals in a Manchester United shirt on MUTV.We had eaten, but we just stayed there to watch all of the goals of his.

"It was funny because I was talking to Fred, and I said to him, 'You see what Paul Scholes is doing, you need to be more closer to the goal, because if not, you will never score!' And then Fred, in that game, he scored twice!

"I appreciate Scholes a lot but maybe because, at that time for me in Portugal, when Scholes was playing at his best level, it was difficult for us to see English football, maybe it was because Spanish football was closer so it was more on the television, and we grew up with those names.

"I think Scholes was one of the best midfielders in the world. For England, a lot of people talk about Frank Lampard because he scored a lot of goals of course, one of the best in England too, you have Steven Gerrard too, but I think Scholes is the one who makes more difference than anyone else.


Source : goal.com

Recommended News :

Betting

Marcus Rashford Bruno Fernandes Man Utd

Manchester United vs PSG Betting Tips...

Manchester United welcome Paris Saint-Germain to Old Trafford on Wednesday wi...
Tammy Abraham Chelsea vs Tottenham Premier League 2020-21

Sevilla vs Chelsea Betting Tips: Late...

Sevilla and Chelsea will compete for first place in Group E when they meet at...
Barcelona celebrate vs Osasuna, La Liga 2020-21

Ferencvaros vs Barcelona Betting Tips...

Barcelona travel to Hungary on Wednesday on matchday five of the Champions Le...
Diogo Jota Liverpool

Liverpool vs Ajax Betting Tips: Lates...

Liverpool can secure their place in the knockout stages of the Champions Leag...
Ilkay Gundogan Manchester City Chancel Mbemba Porto 2020-21

Porto vs Manchester City Betting Tips...

Manchester City will be looking to clinch first place in their Champions Leag...

Transfer

Fikayo Tomori Chelsea 2020

Chelsea defender Tomori subject of lo...

Chelsea are fielding interest regarding a possible loan move for Fikayo Tomor...
Paul Pogba, Man Utd training

'Pogba always talks about leaving Man...

Paul Pogba always talks about leaving Manchester United, so he might as well ...
Mbappe Real Madrid PSG

'The biggest clubs need the best play...

Ex-Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has urged his former club to sign Par...
Eden Hazard Real Madrid 2020-21

'Real Madrid are notoriously impatien...

Eden Hazard's former team-mate Joe Cole is worried about his future at Real M...
Mario Balotelli, Brescia

'Balotelli would be like Maradona for...

Mario Balotelli has reached an agreement to sign for Vasco da Gama, whose dir...
image-top-scroll
`