Former Chelsea star, Jason Cundy has claimed that Manchester United is too reliant on Bruno Fernandes to win their games.
Fernandes has scored an impressive 22 goals from midfield this season, as United continue to search for a first trophy since 2017.
The Portuguese was particularly brilliant in Man United’s last two games, where he bagged three goals and an assist in all, but Cundy warns that United may struggle when something goes wrong with him.
Speaking on talkSPORT recently, he said, “If Bruno Fernandes doesn’t turn up, Manchester United don’t turn up… he’s such a good player and he drives them forward.
“You worry for Man United. If there was to be five-six games where Bruno maybe picks up an injury, a suspension or even a lack of form… over the last 12 months he’s been astonishing. United aren’t that great without him.
“You can’t keep coming to Fernandes and say, ‘go on please, give us another goal’, he got the equaliser against West Brom so you need someone else to come up but it doesn’t happen.”
While Cundy may be right to say that Fernandes is our most influential player, it’s hard to agree we would struggle without him because we have some other players like Marcus Rashford and Luke Shaw who are among the best in the Premier League in their respective positions this season.
Bruno Fernandes may be the masterpiece, but Olé Gunnar Solskjaer has succeeded in building a team.