Bruno Fernandes ‘arrogance’ hailed for breeding confidence in Man Utd players

Manchester United new-boy Bruno Fernandes has been hailed for helping lift the players and fans at the club.

The Portugal international moved to Old Trafford from Sporting Lisbon in the January transfer window and has got off to a good start.

The midfielder bagged his first goal for the club in the 3-0 Premier League win over Watford on Sunday, while assisting another goal.

He also recorded an assist in the 2-0 win at Chelsea last Monday as United staked their claim for a top four place.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists Fernandes has lifted the whole dressing room since his arrival, something that was very much needed.

And the 25-year-old was the main talking point on Match of the Day 2 after his performance in the win over Watford was analysed.

The new signing tucked away United’s first goal with a cheeky finish from the penalty spot, something similar to the way Chelsea midfielder Jorginho takes penalties.

“Fernandes has lifted the whole football club and lifted the fans and he looks like a leader,” said former Premier League striker Peter Crouch.

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“He has got a bit of arrogance about him which is what we quite like and United need that right now.

“I thought he was very, very impressive today.

“He wants the ball, he has got an eye for a pass, and he always wants the ball.

“He can open doors and reminds me of Juan Mata in a sense but something Mata can’t do is run in behind and that is how he wont the penalty.

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“And you know he has got an arrogance about him when he does something like he did to take the penalty. What a penalty.

“But he was a breath of fresh air and he also breeds confidence in the players.?

United remain just three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea in the Premier League table after the Blues beat Tottenham on Saturday.

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