Manchester United are no longer just relying on Bruno Fernandes to drag them through matches, reckons former England manager Glenn Hoddle. Fernandes has been United’s standout player since his initial £46.6million move from Sporting Lisbon in January 2020. The Portugal international has scored 19 goals in 31 Premier League appearances for the Red Devils.
United currently sit top of the English top flight, three points clear of rivals and Sunday’s opponents Liverpool.
Hoddle says there is no way Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side would have been in this position if they did not have Fernandes.
However, the pundit says it is a good sign that other players are now making major contributions to take the burden off Fernandes’ shoulders.
“Ole’s done a fantastic job to get them to the top of the league, and they’ve almost crept there,” Hoddle told Premier League Productions.
“He always, more or less, tops the charts for total distance and high intensity,” the Norwegian told manutd.com.
“He’s got a great hunger and desire to win, so that’s part of his game that people maybe don’t look at, but we appreciate all he’s putting in.
“Of course, all the goals and assists are one part of it, all the other bits are the things that really can make the difference for us.”