‘Only Salah has scored more goals than him this season’. Paul Scholes hails United star for making a big difference at Man United

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Bruno Fernandes was again, instrumental, as Manchester United beat Newcastle 3-1 on Sunday.

The Portuguese maestro was below his usual standards, but managed to find the net and assist a goal, as he bagged his 22nd goal of the season for United.

Fernandes also reached 10 assists for the season, joining the likes of Harry Kane (Tottenham) and Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich), as some of the only players to reach double figures across Europe’s top five leagues this term. And Scholes is happy United have the 26 year old.

“There’s definitely progress, Ole has brought a real attacking threat to this team and Bruno Fernandes has been the big difference,” the former United midfielder told BT Sport.

“Only Mo Salah has got more goals than him this season. The influence he has had on this team has been sensational. United before [his arrival] could not create many chances or score many goals.

“He didn’t really have a massive effect [against Newcastle] but they are the standards we expect from him now. Assist and another goal, the assist was lucky I suppose but he’s made a hell of a difference to this football team.”

Meanwhile, Fernandes has also become the only player across Europe’s top five leagues to register a goal and assist in as many as 7 games this season.

Congratulations to the magician!