BRUNO FERNANDES is a leader at Manchester United but is growing more frustrated, says Ian Wright.
The BBC pundit acknowledged Fernandes’ key role in the squad and compared his attitude to former teammate Dennis Bergkamp.
Wright spoke about the Man Utd playmaker on his Wrighty’s House Podcast.
He said, “I look at Bruno Fernandes and he just seems to be getting more and more frustrated with people when I’m watching him.
“I just look at leaders like him, he’s obviously the leader of Manchester United, it’s blatantly obvious to see.
“Dennis [Bergkamp] was the leader for us on the pitch and I never saw him get frustrated with individuals to the point where he was turning and doing that thing because it’s so demoralising for you.”
The Portugal international has become a key figure at Old Trafford since his £55million move in January 2020.
His 22 goals and 13 assists in all competitions this season mean he carries a lot of responsibility on his shoulders.
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Fernandes is understandably frustrated when his teammates let him down – Rashford is the only other player in the squad who has scored more than ten goals.
It seems Fernandes’ leadership style is more akin to Roy Keane than Bergkamp, and that concerns Wright.
This is a young Man Utd side that is still in development, so players likely need encouragement from key men like Fernandes and Harry Maguire.
United carry a 4-0 advantage into their clash with Real Sociedad on Thursday, so Fernandes should be smiling by the end of the night.
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