Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Bruno Fernandes has the ‘X Factor’ and insists ‘we don’t want to put a limit on what he can do’
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer thinks United new boy Bruno Fernandes has the ‘X Factor’
- The Portuguese midfielder has caught the eye since arriving for £68m in January
- He scored his first goal in United colours during last week’s win over Watford
- Luke Shaw is desperate for Europa League glory after missing the final in 2017
Ole Gunnar Solskjer insists Manchester United new boy Bruno Fernandes has the ‘X Factor’ after impressing in the early stages of his Old Trafford career.
The Portuguese midfielder arrived in the Premier League in January and has hit the ground running, proving himself to be worth every penny of the £68m transfer fee.
Fernandes scored his first goal for the club against Watford last weekend and is set to play some sort of role when United play Club Brugge in the second leg of their Europa League last-32 tie on Thursday.
Ole Gunnar Solskjer insists Manchester United new boy Bruno Fernandes has the ‘X Factor’
The Portuguese star arrived in the Premier League in January and has hit the ground running
Speaking before the game, Solskjaer could not speak highly enough of the newest member of his squad.
He said: ‘We feel we’e added some X Factor quality with Bruno.
‘The addition of Bruno gives us a bit of a different flavour He likes to play forward passes and take risks, which a Manchester 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 scored his first goal for the club from the penalty spot in the win over Watford
Luke Shaw claimed United can win the Europa League and finish inside the top four
Luke Shaw joined his manager in the pre-match press conference and, after missing out on the Europa League final in 2017, wants to taste continental success again.
He added: ‘It is a massive ambition for me. I was there for the Europa League final, and the feeling, even though I wasn’t on the pitch was a feeling I have not felt and I wanted more of.
‘I wasn’t involved and that is what is pushing me on even more to get into this final, and others.
‘We should be in finals and we should be in all competitions until the end. We are very confident at the moment.
‘We are still in two cup competitions and the league is still a very high priority.
‘We have got a good chance to get in the top four and we have a very good chance in both cup competitions. We want to win all of them.’
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