Arsenal legend Paul Merson has revealed midfielder Bruno Fernandes is the Manchester United player who excites him most.
Fernandes signed for United during the January transfer window and had impressed before the suspension of the Premier League due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. The former Sporting Lisbon midfielder has already netted three goals while providing fours assists in his first eight appearances for the Red Devils and Merson believes he could develop into one of the club's most important signing of the years.
"Manchester United made good signings last summer bringing in Harry Maguire, Daniel James, and Aaron Wan-Bissaka. But it’s Bruno Fernandes who really excites me," he wrote in a column for StarSport.
"The £47m buy from Sporting Lisbon looks tailor-made for United and could prove to be one of the club’s most important acquisitions in recent years. He hit the ground running, seamlessly slotting into midfield and playing with the confidence and authority of someone who’d been there for years. It’s no coincidence that United’s form improved dramatically when Fernandes came in."
Merson also hailed young prospects Mason Greenwood and Brandon Williams, saying he has been impressed by the duo who have broke into the team over the past 12 months.
"No-one is enjoying the lack of football right now but I feel United are in a really good place. All of a sudden, no-one is speculating about Solskjaer’s position and the club is getting good publicity again."
"There’s talk of Jadon Sancho moving there in the summer, perhaps Harry Kane too. ‘Kids such as Mason Greenwood and Brandon Williams look really good players while of course Marcus Rashford, who was going great guns before his injury, will be fit again fairly soon."