Solskjaer explains attributes "X-factor" Fernandes has given Man Utd

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Bruno Fernandes has brought the "X-factor" – but still says the sky is the limit.

Fernandes has made an instant impression since his big-money move from Sporting Lisbon, drawing significant praise for his performances.

Solskjaer has highlighted the qualities he has brought to his side including composure and imagination which appears set to transform their attack.

But he insists there is no limit on his potential as he backed the Premier League to make the Portugal international an even better player in the coming months.

Speaking ahead of United's Europa League second leg against Club Brugge, Solskjaer said: "We feel we've added some X-factor quality with Bruno.

"Anthony (Martial) coming back, he was out for a couple of months, means he’s getting used to the No.9 position.

"Scott (McTominay) has developed but Nemanja (Matic) and Fred have done well.

"The addition of Bruno gives us a bit of a different flavour He likes to play forward passes and take risks, which a Man United player should do.

"His imagination and his overview, picture, is a couple of seconds ahead of many players.

"It is one of his strengths he knows what he wants to do. He can change his mind in a split-second. That composure has been important.

“I think Bruno will only improve by coming here to a stronger league, stronger opponents and stronger teammates, getting used to us.

"We want to develop that X-factor. He’s come in and impressed everyone but we don’t want to put a limit on what he can do."

Fernandes has impressed with his confidence – and Solskjaer admits he is looking for his team to develop personality.

He added: "You need many many attributes to play the perfect game or be the perfect team.

"We want the swagger, the confidence, to believe in ourselves, but you still want your players to be humble.

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