Ole tells Man Utd star to ease off one urge he ‘can’t control’

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told Bruno Fernandes to stop making so many forward runs, according to the Man Utd midfielder.

Desperately lacking in creativity, Man Utd got their man in January, sealing a £67million deal on deadline day.

Fernandes has since scored 12 goals and provided his team-mates with eight assists as the Red Devils managed to finish third in the Premier League table and qualify for next season’s Champions League.

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Speaking to the Red Devils’ official website, Fernandes said: “I talk already with the manager and he says to me a lot of times ‘sometimes you do so many runs and some runs aren’t for you – you need to shout someone else to run, because after you are tired and, when you take the ball, you will not be fresh.’

“But it’s instinct, it’s part of my game. I can’t control this. I’m like this and I want to help the team every time.

“In the game, you don’t think, you just run. For me, that’s enough.

“I think the most important thing is to help the team and if you help the team it’s okay.”

On his playmaker role, Fernandes added: “It’s important to be in the goals, whether it’s doing assists or scoring, so, for me, it’s the same.

“Of course, I enjoy assisting my team-mates because playing no.10 is the position you have to serve your team-mates.

“Sometimes, I look too much for them when I have the chance to shoot but I try always to serve them, because, normally, the strikers are there to score. For their confidence, scoring is important.

“A No.10 doesn’t need to score a lot to be confident. For them, it’s important.

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“Since I arrived in Manchester, I try to serve more than score – but I have more goals than assists. That’s true!”


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