Former Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera believes Bruno Fernandes has everything required to be a success at Old Trafford.
The two men will come up against each other tonight when United face Paris St-Germain in their first game of the 2020/21 Champions League.
Herrera has continued to keep a close eye on his former club from Paris and he’s been particularly impressed with the performances of Fernandes, who signed for United six months after the Spaniard departed on a free transfer.
Fernandes played a starring role in United’s 4-1 win at Newcastle on Saturday, despite missing a penalty, and Herrera has been particularly impressed with his “attitude and character”, which he believes was on show in the way he responded to his setback at St James’ Park.
“Bruno [Fernandes], with his attitude and character, is a proper Manchester United player. When he missed the penalty the other day [at Newcastle United], and after played like that, it says a lot about him,” Herrera told MUTV.
Herrera was also impressed with the performance of David de Gea in the win at Newcastle, which he said was United’s best performance of the season so far.
“David made one of the saves I was used to seeing [from Magpies striker Callum Wilson] when I was there, so it was not a surprise for me,” he said.
“It was United’s best game so far this season. They won 4-1 but it could have been 6-1 or 7-1 as they played well. In my opinion, Juan [Mata] played his best game in the last couple of years. I am happy for him but a little bit worried about our game as well. When he’s on fire, he’s difficult to stop but we will try our best.
“I hope we can stop them and put our qualities, which we have a lot of, to try to beat you and then, after that, you know I wish the best for the club and the fans, and all the Mancunian people that I love so much.”