Ryan Giggs reveals why Fernandes could be a ‘liability’ for Man Utd

Ryan Giggs says Bruno Fernandes showed ‘glimpses of the quality’ he has against Wolves, but thinks the Portuguese could be a defensive ‘liability’ in a deep midfield role for  the club.

Solskjaer’s £47million signing from Sporting was unable to inspire Manchester United to victory as Wolves held the Red devils to a goalless draw on his debut at the club.

Rui Patricio denied Bruno Fernandes with a pair of routine saves and Dalot missed the target with a late header as United dropped more points in the League.

Though Fernandes earned praise from Ole Solskjaer for his performance, Gary Neville compared the new signing to United flop Juan Sebastian Veron after a ‘difficult’ opening game.

‘There was glimpses of the quality he does possess,’ Ryan Giggs told Premier League Productions.

‘I think it might need a bit of working out what his best position is.

‘With his back to goal, I don’t think that’s his position. When he’s a little bit deeper, defensively, he may be a bit of a liability. He’s in between the two really.

‘That’s where you want to see him, coming on to the ball [heading into the final third].

‘But also you see when he is that little bit deeper he can spray the passes, he has got the vision to then play those passes. But then you need the runs.’

Giggs added: ‘When I went back and played in midfield, if I got the ball and no-one was running in behind, I’d tell them because first five minutes, I want to turn, face the play and move the defence.

‘What that does, it gives space to the wide-men who want to come in, the No.10, the defence then are already on their way as soon as he gets the ball.

‘I think he’ll want to find his best position first of all. He tired towards the end but you can see the quality that he has got.’


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