Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes has revealed he has been training with club legend Michael Carrick to make improvements in his game.
Bruno Fernandes has been talking to United’s official website about the influence of coach Michael Carrick behind the scenes.
Carrick is known to have a big impact on Fernandes’ teammate Fred and the Portuguese opened up on what training is like with the United coach:
“Today I was watching in training and Carrick was playing – maybe there was one player less, and some of the players in the last first XI are in recovery – and I was watching Carrick, and he didn’t miss a pass.
“It’s unbelievable how fresh and sharp he is doing the exercises with us, and I was talking with Fred and I was going to say to him, ‘Hey, watch him playing and do the same!’ but I thought it was unfair and so I didn’t say it! But it was amazing – if someone from outside come to watch training, nobody would say this guy isn’t playing in the team. He’s a player who has that quality of passes and also when we need to do some finishing or passing exercises, he’s always there helping us with the balls.
“I’m learning a lot from him and he’s one of the people I like to listen to, because he was a big player, he won a lot of trophies for the club and for me you have to learn from these players. [Joao] Moutinho and Carrick, they are the sort of players from whom you can learn how to be smart in the game, how to be clever.
“Maybe they’re not the sort of players that kids will watch and say, I want to be like Michael Carrick, but when you have one in the team, you know that guy will never miss a pass, you know he will do the smart pass, most of the times will make the right decision, and you need these kinds of players.”