Liverpool legend backs Bruno Fernandes to become Manchester United legend

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Former Portugal international Abel Xavier has backed compatriot Bruno Fernandes to attain legendary status at Manchester United and be a key player at Old Trafford for many years.

Speaking to Stats Perform News about his compatriot, the former Liverpool man said: “The way he plays, the way he controls the moments of the game… I think from what I know about the about the fans, they will love him for many years.

“Like they loved many legends from the past like Cristiano, David Beckham, Rio Ferdinand, Eric Cantona, Paul Scholes – all these legendary players. Bruno I think will end up in this gallery of players.

“He can adapt, he is flexible. I think he is a player who is very easy to manage for the coaches. Man United will be strong. We are not just talking about a great player but a player with a lot of personality.”

Fernandes has now been involved in eight goals in his first eight Premier League games for the Red Devils (five goals, three assists).