Bruno Fernandes’ impact at Manchester United cannot be understated. The Portuguese recently won back-to-back Premier League Player of the Month awards, becoming the first Red Devil to achieve that feat since Cristiano Ronaldo in 2006.
He seems a likeable bloke whose taken this Red Devils team to that next level. Fernandes isn’t doing it all on his own though, obviously…
Mason Greenwood, Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial have all been playing wonderfully since lockdown ended. However, there have been question marks about Marcus Rashford, who is yet to score a goal from open play since football returned.
Well, Fernandes has been talking about his United teammate in an interview with the official club website, with the Portuguese heaping praise on Rashford, who is working well for the team.
“I think everyone is talking about Marcus not scoring a lot of goals but he is doing an amazing job,” Fernandes told the official club website ahead of Monday’s clash with Southampton.
“The game he is playing now, maybe he is not achieving his goals and everything but, with everything we are doing now, he will achieve more goals and more assists.
“In the games, in the complete football, because football is not just about goals and assists, it is about the team and Marcus is playing very well for the team.
“I hope Marcus can find more goals because he deserves it for the work he is doing for the team, and nobody sees it because everyone sees the goals and who scores and assists. The work he is doing for the team is amazing.
“Marcus was injured for a long time so it’s difficult to find that confidence again, to do things like shoot from far out. But he is doing an amazing job for the group and I think he deserves credit for this.”
The first thing I noticed about Rashford is just how good his passing has been – particularly in between the lines. He’s made some supremely-good defence-splitting passes that have created chances for his teammates. On the whole, his decision-making has definitely improved.
It’s just a nice little confidence-booster for Rashford. It’s tough because he’s not scoring but I still think he’s playing pretty well on the whole. In the end, the goals will come. He just needs to focus on his game and continuing to work hard.
These words from Fernandes all feel true. Again, Rashford’s back injury was a serious problem that’s not to be messed with. It’ll definitely take him longer than others to get back up to speed and I don’t doubt the goals will start flowing again in the not too distant future.
Again, this points to an extremely happy United dressing room at the moment. Those players are all enjoying playing for each other – and long may that continue!