Paul Scholes is a huge fan of Manchester United’s current number 18.

The Red Devils’ legend spoke to the club website about Bruno Fernandes’ consistent output, and his outstanding goal against West Brom.

Scholes wants Fernandes’ United teammates to step up and help him out.

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Just like with his goal against Everton, Fernandes’ individual brilliance came in a match where United dropped points.

Scholes said: “He is different to me. I played in that [no.10] position for a while but I was never as creative or scored as many goals as he has in that position. 

“Obviously I played in a deeper role than he is, but you have to look at his numbers and what he is doing is sensational. We just need to get a team around him that can push on to win the league.

“Are we too reliant on him? No I don’t think so. That is his role in the team. You have to remember United paid a lot of money for this type of player.

“He is a player whose job it is to create goals and score goals. Now he is doing that better than we ever imagined. Other players need to step up now.

Fernandes’ numbers are quite stunning

In 38 Premier League games, Fernandes has 38 combined goals and assists.

 

This season alone Fernandes has 30 goals and assists combined in all competitions.

A year ago Fernandes had just made his debut. While we all had high hopes, nobody could have foreseen or projected quite this level of consistent output.

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The types of goals Fernandes has been scoring too have been special to watch. None more so than his match winning free-kick to knock Liverpool out of the FA Cup.

United will need Fernandes to keep on producing because others are not doing so on a regular basis.

As Scholes says, Fernandes’ teammates need to help out a little more, and that means defending more effectively as well as chipping in with goals.

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