Paul Scholes spots ‘worrying’ part of Bruno Fernandes’ performances for Man Utd
Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has identified a part of Bruno Fernandes' performances that he finds “really worrying”.
The Red Devils put in an underwhelming performance against a weakened Arsenal side on Saturday, coming away with a 0-0 draw.
The Gunners were without the likes of Bukayo Saka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but United still featured Fernandes, Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba in what looked to be the strongest XI Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could field.
However, Fernandes could not find the all-important breakthrough, just as he did against Liverpool in the FA Cup the week before.
And Scholes has admitted that if United are going to win these games against the other ‘top six’ sides in the Premier League, Fernandes has to step up to the plate more.
“United just can’t seem to win those games,” Scholes told Premier League Productions.
“When you’re struggling against Sheffield United the other night you get beat in them and then you come to the big games you have to win they just can’t seem to find a way to do it.
“Bruno Fernandes has been disappointing in every single one of them.
“He’s had great numbers: great assists, great goals but I think in the last five games against big teams he’s had no goals, no assists and it’s really worrying.
“That’s why United are where they at. They’re in a good position but it’s not a position where you think this team will go on and win the league.
“They’ve come to Arsenal who are not a great team to win a big game but they can’t do it. There’s no desperation to do it.
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“I don’t see them throwing bodies forward, Arsenal weren’t really a threat going forward, you don’t have to worry about them without Saka and Aubameyang. There’s no threat there.
“United just don’t do enough to win these big games, they don’t commit enough bodies forward or show the desperation you need to win the Premier League.”
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