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Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes has received high praise from former England striker Dean Ashton.

Fernandes, who has been on fire ever since joining United from Sporting Lisbon last year in January, has been dubbed as an even better player than Manchester City rival Kevin De Bruyne.

Ashton told talkSPORT: “I think Fernandes has already overtaken De Bruyne. You can see the difference when [Sergio] Aguero doesn’t play for Man City.

“You can see the difference in De Bruyne, in terms of he looks like a frustrated figure in a lot of the games. He’s still class, of course, as he’s got seven assists this season and the same as Bruno.

“It’s that goal tally I think that Fernandes brings you. That goal threat that’s the difference between him and Kevin De Bruyne and that’s why I’d pick him and why I think he’s gone ahead of him as, for me, the best player in the Premier League.”

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