Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said comparisons made between Bruno Fernandes and Cristiano Ronaldo are wide off the mark, but instead compared the new club signing to former player Paul Scholes.
“Cristiano is unique,” Solskjaer said, as quoted by Goal.
“We hope that Bruno will have a fantastic career at Man United, but to start comparing him with Cristiano isn’t fair on the boy.
“He is a goal-scoring and assisting midfielder, a little bit like Paul Scholes. He can strike a ball fantastically. He has got such a wonderful technique, but he also is going to get assists from set-plays and from his range of passes.
“He is a similar type to Scholesy – fiery, passionate, hates losing and he’s got the same number on the back of the shirt. I think he is another piece in the jigsaw. I’m sure he will give us that X-factor we’ve been missing at times this year.”
Fernandes made his long-awaited move to Old Trafford on Thursday. The Portugal international could make his debut for United in the Premier League clash with Wolves on Saturday.