Bruno Fernandes’ ‘worrying’ performances in huge video games is a giant trigger for concern for Manchester United, Paul Scholes believes.
Fernandes has been a standout performer for United this season, totting up 11 objectives and 7 assists in United’s 21 matches, however has only one aim (a penalty) and nil assists in six league video games in opposition to the Premier League’s ‘huge six’ this season
The Portugal playmaker had a uncommon off day on Saturday as United stumbled to a colorless goalless stalemate with Arsenal on Saturday to place their title credentials doubtful.
And Scholes believes Fernandes wants to start out proving himself in greater matches to point out his true significance to the group
“You discuss [playing] Liverpool and Manchester City, they only can’t appear to win these video games,” Scholes informed Premier League Productions.
“While you battle in opposition to Sheffield United the opposite night time and also you get beat by them, and it involves the massive sport, it’s a must to win these video games, and so they simply can’t discover a approach of doing it.
“Bruno Fernandes has been disappointing in each single one in every of them.
“He’s had nice numbers, nice assists, nice objectives, I feel within the final 5 video games in opposition to huge groups he’s had no objectives, no assists.
“It’s actually worrying. And that’s why United are the place they’re at.
“I do know they’re in a very good place, it’s an alright place, nevertheless it’s not a place the place you assume this group will go on to win the league.”
The Crimson Devils are in second spot heading into Tuesday’s conflict with injury-hit Southampton after Saturday’s goalless draw on the Emirates adopted the shock loss to the rock-bottom Sheffield United.
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And Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed he had been informed by delegates that officers made errors within the defeat to the Blades.
“We need to carry on making an attempt to in fact dominate video games,” Solskjaer mentioned. “We really feel we’ve dominated them.
“However in fact we’d like just a little little bit of brightness, spark up the final third, take the probabilities.
“I don’t actually wish to deliver these up however the momentum shifted for us with the Sheffield United sport. After all it did.
“However I’ve received the delegates’ report by means of from the ref and the 2 choices had been incorrect.
“They’ve admitted that their aim ought to have been disallowed and ours ought to have stood and that could be a huge, huge momentum changer for us.”