Former Red Devil, Paul Ince, believes the arrival of Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon is the catalyst that got Manchester United back into its stride.
Speaking recently about the Portuguese’ impact at the club, Ince told Daily Star, “It was Fernandes from day one that made the difference. You come to United and it’s one of the biggest clubs in the world. You can’t take your time to settle in. You have to hit the ground running – which is something Paul Pogba didn’t do.
“United fans have always wanted a hero and they’ve not had that for a long time. Fernandes is now the star name to sing about.
“His performances have been so good but you do still have to give it more time. Players like Roy Keane and Paul Scholes did it over several seasons, but the first signs are he’s got a bit of everything. He has a lovely touch and awareness – as well as being a set-piece specialist.”
While we think all our players have been great since the turn of the year, we believe Ince echoed the thoughts of all true United fans.
Fernandes has literally been at the thick of it all since arriving in January, and it’s almost hard to believe the things he does sometimes.
With 8 goals and 8 assists across all competitions between now and then, we wouldn’t be surprised at all if he goes on to win our player of the season.