“He has a bit of arrogance about him and United needs that”: Peter Crouch praises “leader” Bruno Fernandes for giving a lift to Manchester United after opening his account for his new club
- Peter Crouch has praised the new Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes
- The former England striker was impressed when United defeated Watford 3-0 on Sunday
- Fernandes opened the score with a first half penalty to bring his new side forward
- Fernandes from Portugal joined United last month for a fee of £ 67.7 million
Former England striker Peter Crouch praises the new Manchester United that Bruno Fernandes signed and admitted that he would like to play with the midfielder and suggested that the Portuguese playmaker could be the key to United’s fortune.
Fernandes completed a long-awaited transfer when he moved to Old Trafford for £ 47 million on January 30 for £ 47 million in a transfer that could be worth £ 67.7 million with add-ons.
The 25-year-old paid back part of that hefty investment by opening the score with a confident penalty, while his new side passed Watford on Sunday with a home win of 3-0.
Former striker Peter Crouch from England has praised the impact of Bruno Fernandes on Old Trafford
The midfielder (right) helped Manchester United to a 3-0 Premier League win over Watford
Crouch was impressed by Fernandes’ 42-minute penalty and said to Match of the Day 2: “He has lifted the club and fans and looks like a leader.
“He has a bit of arrogance about him and United needs that. He sees passes and has a fantastic number of passes. He’s mobile.
“He can open doors – he reminds me of Juan Mata in that sense, but Mata can’t catch up, use his pace and win that penalty.”
The player-bleaching expert stopped at the end of last season, but told viewers that he would have thrived given the service that Fernandes can offer.
“He breeds confidence in other players all day,” Crouch added. “I would have liked to have sat at the end of his crosses. The fans love it every minute. “
Fernandes won and scored a first half penalty against the Hornets and made silky pass