United are not the same without Bruno Fernandes — Gary Neville

Manchester United legend, Gary Neville, has said that Manchester United are not good enough without their talisman, Bruno Fernandes.

The Red Devils beat West Ham 3-1 away from home on Saturday, but many will argue the result could have gone the way of the hosts.

With just 38 minutes gone, the Hammers took the lead courtesy of Tomas Souçek, and United had no answer whatsoever for their rampant attack.

It took Solskjaer bringing in Fernandes in the second half for the game to tilt in our direction, with the Portuguese immediately making an impact.

United eventually won the game, with goals from Paul Pogba, Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford, but it was the Portuguese who ran the show, and after the encounter, when asked to give his verdict, Neville said, “At half-time, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would’ve said at half-time to Bruno Fernandes ‘I’m sorry I need you, we’re not very good without you’.

“And that’s just a fact, without him they’re just not the same team. I feel sorry for Donny an der Beek. He’s the one who has been sacrificed out of midfield but it could have been any of the midfielders, all three of them were awful.”

Fernandes created 8 big goal-scoring chances in just 45 minutes— the highest by any player in the league all season.