Former Chelsea forward compares Manchester United midfielder to Kevin De Bruyne

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Ex-Premier League star Tony Cascarino, has hailed the impact Bruno Fernandes has had at Manchester United, and compared the Portuguese to Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne.

Speaking recently under his column for The Times, the former Chelsea man wrote: “Bruno Fernandes has not just added his qualities to the Manchester United team, he is making other players better.

“He has three players in front of him who all have pace and make clever runs, and suddenly they now have a teammate who can see them and find them.

“He gives United something close to what Kevin De Bruyne gives Manchester City, and it has been especially important for United in games against lower-placed opponents who defend deep and can be tough to open up.”

Bruno Fernandes has only been at United for 6 months, but he’s had more impact than expected.

The former Sporting Lisbon man was recently nominated for the Premier League player of the month of June, and we say he deserves it judging by his form these past few months.