Bruno Fernandes stunned by demands of Premier League after Man Utd debut vs Wolves but ‘delighted’ with performance – The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED star Bruno Fernandes was reportedly delighted by his debut against Wolves as well as being stunned by the pace and flow of the Premier League.

The 25-year-old playmaker impressed in the 0-0 draw against Nuno Espirito Santo’s side at Old Trafford as he completed an incredible 69 successful passes.

 Bruno Fernandes showed glimpses of his potential against Wolves on Saturday


Bruno Fernandes showed glimpses of his potential against Wolves on SaturdayCredit: Getty Images – Getty

No other United player boasts a better average for successful passes this season, with Paul Pogba coming the closest with 66.5.

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Fred’s average is just over 62, Scott McTominay’s is 39.3 and Jesse Lingard’s is a dismal 33.

So it’s no surprise that Fernandes was happy with his outing, with Portuguese news outlet Record stating the ex-Sporting Lisbon ace was ‘absolutely delighted’ by his display.

They also state that he was left surprised by the ‘rhythm and intensity’ of English football.

But while Fernandes was happy with his first match for his new club, he is said to have been left disappointed that he didn’t get on the score sheet.

The long-shot specialist had five shots on goal, but failed to mark his debut in style with Rui Patricio easily saving three of his attempts.

Despite convincing many fans and pundits that he is exactly the type of player United need, club legend Ryan Giggs has claimed he thinks he could be a liability.

Speaking to Premier League productions, the Wales boss said: “We saw glimpses of the quality he does possess. I think it might need a bit of working out what his best position is.


“With his back to goal, I don’t think that’s his position. When he’s a little bit deeper, defensively, he may be a bit of a liability. He’s in between the two really.

“That’s where you want to see him, coming on to the ball. But also you see when he is that little bit deeper he can spray the passes, he has got the vision to then play those passes.

“But then you need the runs. I think he’ll want to find his best position first of all. He tired towards the end but you can see the quality that he has got.”

Bruno Fernandes’ wife and daughter watch his MOTM Man Utd debut from Old Trafford box

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