Fernandes was ‘surprised’ by how good Rashford was when he joined

Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes has hailed teammate Marcus Rashford and revealed that he has been ‘surprised’ by how good he is, despite knowing about him.

Fernandes has been remarkable at Old Trafford since signing from Sporting in the January window and has yet to see defeat with his new team, going 11 matches unbeaten in the League as they aim for top-four.

Fernandes was asked by BT Sport which player he would choose for their speed, he said: ‘I will choose Rashford because I think what Rashford has is pace, amazing pace, but with amazing quality.

‘It’s difficult sometimes going at that velocity to have the quality to do the right things, you know. To choose the right time to shoot, to pass, to skill.

‘I will choose Rashy for sure. He surprised me a lot. ‘Of course I already knew his qualities, because he is one of the best young players in the world for me.

‘I think I will choose Rashy because for me this [pace] is one of the best qualities he has.’

Fernandes also heaped praise on another former Manchester United speedster, Cristiano Ronaldo, who he has played alongside for the national team.

Declaring the Juventus superstar as the most skilful player, Fernandes explained: ‘I think I will say Cristiano, more in the first years of his career.

‘He was one of the most skillful players in the world. I think he’s changed a little bit his game, but a player who was really difficult to do one-against-one defending against him.

‘So for me, from everyone I’ve played with and against, I think it was him who was the best skilful player I’ve ever seen.’


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