Bruno Fernandes has been praised for helping to inspire Manchester United to the brink of success this season

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Bruno Fernandes has been praised for helping inspire Manchester United to the end of success this season, with Troy Deeney highlighting his ‘desire to win’ – and Joleon Lescott insists that talisman keeps the standards high.

  • The Sky Sports experts have praised Bruno Fernandes, the star of Manchester United
  • Fernandes was instrumental this season as United set out to win a trophy
  • Watford ace Troy Deeney has highlighted Fernandes’ formidable desire to win
  • And Joleon Lescott believes the talisman helps to keep standards high

Manchester United talisman Bruno Fernandes has once again been praised by pundits after playing a starring role in leading the club to the brink of success this season.

Fernandes has scored 16 goals in all competitions and has been ever-present for a United team on track for their first trophy since 2017 with the Europa League final set in Gdansk later this month.

And prior to United’s trip to Aston Villa, the Sky Sports experts raved when they emphasized Fernandes’ relentless work ethic and sheer will to win.

Manchester United talisman Bruno Fernandes has been praised by the Sky Sports expert team

Manchester United talisman Bruno Fernandes has been praised by the Sky Sports expert team

Troy Deeney has praised Fernandes' work ethic and his sheer desire to win every game possible

Troy Deeney has praised Fernandes' work ethic and his sheer desire to win every game possible

Troy Deeney has praised Fernandes’ work ethic and his sheer desire to win every game possible

Troy Deeney, who played with Watford against Fernandes last season, cited the Portuguese playmaker as the main reason behind United’s rise to the table.

‘The team has progressed. Bruno has been extremely effective for them, ”said Deeney. He’s the kind of person who drives the entire team with his work ethic and desire to win.

‘I watched games when they were two, three nil and he is still trying to help people move forward and score more goals. They are growing, they are not playing great things, but they are certainly effective and they are winning great games. ‘

Fernandes played a leading role in the run-up to the Europa League final, where they compete against Villarreal

Fernandes played a leading role in the run-up to the Europa League final, where they compete against Villarreal

Fernandes played a leading role in the run-up to the Europa League final, where they compete against Villarreal

Paul Pogba is currently in the middle of rich form after returning to the side – and the midfielder is widely believed to be the star name under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer alongside Fernandes.

With both players forming a formidable band, veteran frontman Deeney believes Fernandes helped inspire his mercurial teammate to reach greater heights.

“With Fernandes, he also lets Pogba play better now,” Deeney added. Pogba has someone he sees and respects, in terms of quality. He puts him on the same level as himself. When he’s driving, he lets Pogba do that too. ‘

Fernandes has yet to experience a road defeat in the top flight, a remarkable run dating back to his January 2020 unveiling, and former Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott also gave him a shining reference.

Joleon Lescott praised Fernandes and emphasized his ability to improve teammates

Joleon Lescott praised Fernandes and emphasized his ability to improve teammates

Joleon Lescott praised Fernandes and emphasized his ability to improve teammates

“Remarkable stat for doing that,” said Lescott. ‘I think not having fans helped. You can’t take away his impact and what he’s done for the club.

As Troy said, it looks like he’s lifting players. If they don’t play well, or even if they do well as a collective, it looks like he’s keeping the bar high and keeping it high. ‘

Fernandes’ spectacular form away from home was jeopardized, however, after Bertrand Traore’s stunning goal saw United fall behind at halftime in Villa Park.

After his team fell back again, the playmaker was on target from the penalty spot and United made another nice comeback to take three more invaluable points.

Fernandes recently spoke about Edinson Cavani and the veteran forward's mindset

Fernandes recently spoke about Edinson Cavani and the veteran forward's mindset

Fernandes recently spoke about Edinson Cavani and the veteran forward’s mindset

Meanwhile, despite the regular praise directed towards him, Fernandes was quick to praise one of United’s other protagonists, Edinson Cavani.

Cavani has scored 12 goals this season after taking part in a free transfer and looks set to commit to a second term at Old Trafford.

“The mindset passes to us and he has to keep passing it on to us because he has the right mindset to be a champion and we need to learn from that,” said Fernandes.

‘Everyone can see his technical skills because he wrote history everywhere he played and no one can erase history.’

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