Paul Scholes wants Bruno Fernandes to do better in big games

Paul Scholes has urged Bruno Fernandes to improve on his performances against top opposition in and outside the Premier League.

Fernandes has been our most influential player since arriving from Sporting Lisbon in January 2020, outscoring any other midfielder in England since joining Manchester United.

However, there’s still a feeling that the 26 year old doesn’t quite turn up when the Red Devils play top opposition, and according to Scholes, that needs to change.

Speaking to Optus recently, the midfield legend noted: “What he’s [Bruno Fernandes] brought to this [Manchester] United team has been special.

“He creates goals, scores – not in the big games! – but in a lot of them.

“Ultimately, at United you are there to win titles and big games and he has to be a bigger influence than that.”

Many have tipped Fernandes to win the Premier League Player of the Year award, but Scholes believes the Portuguese may miss out if Manchester City go on to win the league.

He added: “He should be right in the mix [for PFA Player of the Year], there is no doubt about that, but I am always a believer the best players are the players playing for the team that wins the league and there are a few [Manchester] City players I’d go for before Bruno.”