Rio hailed Bruno Fernandes.

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Rio Ferdinand has hailed Bruno Fernandes continued attacking performance with the former Manchester United defender stressing. That only Lionel Messi is involved has shared more goals than him since the Portuguese star joined the Red Devils.

Bruno Fernandes was hugely influential in Sunday’s 2-0 win over Forest, with goals from Anthony and Diogo Dalot.

Despite not having a goal or assist against the Jungle, Fernandes was praised for his vision and the quality of his passes UFABET

Ferdinand, speaking on the Vibe with Five YouTube show noted statistics. That show Fernandes is only one behind Messi in goal involvement since he signed for Manchester United in September. January 2020

“His pass. He creates chances,” said Ferdinand.

“His stats have only been matched by Lionel Messi in terms of goal contribution since he signed for United.

“I’m not saying he’s on the same level as Messi, nobody said Bruno was on the same level as Messi. He’s not, that’s clear.”

“But only Messi surpasses him in those stats.”

“He needs (Christian) Eriksen to go to the next level. Eriksen’s easy pass is great for his team-mates.

Fernandes made an instant impact at Old Trafford and is now the most important member of a squad. That finally looks ready to return to the elite stage under Erik ten Hag.

But what makes the 28-year-old such a special player?