Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has heaped praise on Bruno Fernandes for the goal he scored against Istanbul Basaksehir in the Champions League. Fernandes scored two in a 4-1 win for the Red Devils and Scholes was particularly happy with the first.
The Portuguese midfielder let fly from the edge of the penalty area after seven minutes at Old Trafford after a corner had been cleared out to him, with Fernandes’ effort rifling straight into the top corner of the net.
‘I used to love that spot, waiting for the ball to come and hoping there’s no defenders and hoping nobody’s on the edge of the box. What a first time strike and it was a sensational goal.
‘He was the one that won it for them early on. He’s their most creative player and he will create all the chances, even the scrappy goals from midfield, they all count.’ Scholes said.
Earlier this month, Fernandes admitted that his style is very similar to Scholes’ after a goal-laden start to his Old Trafford career.
The 26-year-old has 21 goals in 35 United games in all competitions but claims he is more like Scholes than other ex-Red Devils midfielders in front of goal.