Bruno Fernandes has it all. He’s talented, has a great attitude, and looks like he belongs at Manchester United. It turns out he’s pretty modest too.

In an interview published in full by Sky Sports over the weekend, Fernandes insists United’s recent run could have been achieved without him.

Fernandes said: “The team needs the right focus, the right decisions at the time and I think also if Bruno doesn’t come, Man United would win the same because one player doesn’t change a team.

“A team changes when everyone pushes together for the same side. When I arrived, I saw the team pushing for the same side and to win games, get better and I’m another player to help.”

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The team’s last home fixture before Fernandes signed was the defeat to Burnley. It was a depressing loss which had fans streaming out of seats long before the final whistle.

The match highlighted a creativity problem in the United squad which had been evident all season, and no longer exists now he has signed.

Without Fernandes, United looked lost in attack. Neither Andreas Pereira or Jesse Lingard were cutting it in his position.

Fernandes has come in and played with authority. He’s a leader, he demands the ball, and he has raised standards.

There is a winning mentality he is helping to instil, which was not there before.

It’s awfully nice of Fernandes to praise his teammates and say they would be winning the same number of games without him, but its not true.

We have a half-season of evidence to prove otherwise. Yes, United were capable of winning matches without him, but not so consistently.

The 3-0 home victory over Watford typified this. Previously United would have laboured, and possibly drawn or lost the match.

United won comfortably and even when the game was goalless, it felt like only a matter of time before we won.

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Fernandes has given United’s players, and the fans belief. His three goals and four assists already has helped.

Its great to see he believes in his teammates. He has to, and when the games resume and he has Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford around him too, the team will look more dangerous than ever.

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