‘Bruno Fernandes is the new Eric Cantona of M.U’

Former midfielder Paul Ince thinks that Bruno Fernandes is creating an influence no different than Eric Cantona at Man Utd before.

‘Bruno Fernandes is the new Eric Cantona of M.U’

Fernandes is MU’s No. 1 star

MU was empty-handed in the British national championship for 26 years until Eric Cantona joined this team in 1992. Also resigned from that “clearance” championship, MU ushered in a prolonged period of domination of the Premier League. to 2013, the time when Sir Alex Ferguson retired.

After Sir Alex retired, MU fell into crisis and changed coaches continuously. Only then did they return to the championship race thanks to the arrival of Bruno Fernandes. After arriving at Old Trafford at the end of January 2020, the Portuguese midfielder helped MU completely transform.

After 30 Premier League appearances, Fernandes has scored 19 goals, assisting another 14. His brilliant form helped MU second only to Liverpool in the past 1 year. More importantly, the strong fighting spirit of Fernandes creates a positive atmosphere at MU Therefore, Paul Ince believes that Fernandes can become the new Eric Cantona of this club.

Paul Ince was in the MU England championship squad with Cantona and understood very well what the French legend brought. “At first, I really didn’t overestimate Cantona,” he said. When he arrived, we won the Cup Winners’ Cup by beating Barcelona and winning the FA Cup. At that time, we were not too far away from the English championship. It was just like the tournament was avoiding us. ”

“I watched Eric play Charity Shield at Wembley and score a hat-trick for Leeds against Liverpool. I think he is a quality player and I wait to see what he can do at Man Utd.

“I went to Man Utd in the 1989/1990 season. Bryan Robson is my idol. There was also Mark Hughes and many other big names. I felt really scared and could only sit in a corner in the changing room. I think it will be very interesting when Eric comes in. And indeed. He entered, 1m87 tall, as tall as a majestic statue. He just came and sat there, and belonged to Old Trafford.

“Eric came and connected everyone. He’s the missing piece in the jigsaw puzzle. The goals and the moments he creates make all of us up to our own level. I think that’s what Fernandes did. ”

“Eric can do anything. He always scores important goals, in moments when we need to win. In the moments when we start to get stuck and feel anxious, frightened, he will appear. I think Fernandes can do the same. He is scoring very important goals ”.