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“Fernandes is better than I was”: Manchester United Legend Paul Scholes

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Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, has praised the impact of Bruno Fernandes and has revealed why he feels that the Portuguese midfielder is better than he was.

Fernandes has been directly involved in 31 goals in 28 Premier League appearances despite only joining United from Sporting Lisbon in January.

He has already won three Premier League player of the month awards and is on course to break some ridiculous records.

The attacking midfielder scored and provided an assist as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side drew 2-2 with Leicester City on Boxing Day.

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The goal was already his 10th league goal of the season.

Since Fernandes’s arrival, only Liverpool have picked up more points than the Red Devils.

There is no doubt that the Portuguese star has been incredible for Manchester United since signing and he is finally starting to receive the plaudits he deserves.

“What he’s doing is phenomenal, really,” Scholes told United’s Tunnel Insider show. “I think if you look, since he’s been [here], United would be top of the league if they won their game in hand, with more points than Liverpool, which is strange to think really because they’ve had such a bad start to the season.

“Well, you thought it was a bad start to the season, but they’re still right in there and I think they can only get better. The numbers he’s produced are just ridiculous, let’s hope he carries on.”

Scholes suggested the frequency with which Fernandes scores and assists goals is what makes him so remarkable.

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“He’s better than me,” Scholes said. “He’s different to me. He scores more goals than me, he creates more goals than me.

“I’d like to play with him, probably behind him would be alright. But no, he’s been sensational, a big difference.

“I think before he came to the team, United could hardly create a chance with some of the stuff they were playing, but now they look like they can score three, four or five goals every game.”

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