Manchester United News: Bruno Fernandes might have been a sensational player since his arrival but according to former Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott, it’s rubbish to compare him to Kevin De Bruyne. Pep’s men battered Manchester United last week in a comprehensive 4-1 at the Etihad stadium.
De Bruyne was sensational on the night and scored a brace in the first half. The midfielder was on his A-game from the first minute and cemented his status as one of the best midfielders to grace the Premier League.
In the last few seasons, the Belgian has faced competition from Bruno Fernandes. The Portuguese midfielder has been the star man at Old Trafford since his arrival.
It might be taken as a bias, but Lescott believes that it’s disrespectful that the two players are even compared. The defender was responding to a question in an interview after the game.
Manchester United News: What did Lescott, and Keane say?
Lescott said: “The level of Kevin de Bruyne is so high. The performance he put up against United is something I can’t compare with someone else. He might not have won the Champions League, but he is operating as an immortal.”
“I think it’s disrespectful to compare him with Fernandes. The gap is between day and night between the two players.”
The Belgian midfielder has scored nine goals and provided three assists for City so far this season. The former Chelsea man will have to continue his form to help City to another Premier League title.
Lescott, being a former City player might not compare Bruno with Kevin De Bruyne but the Portuguese midfielder’s class is visible. Fernandes has scored as many goals as De Bruyne and registered three more assists than the former Wolfsburg player. It is evident why he is called one of the best midfielders in the league now.
In an interview after the game, Keane also praised the City midfielder. Keane said: “He is back to his best form. He is scoring goals and providing assists. I have no doubt that he will be one of the best midfielders in the Premier League by the end of his career.”
What did Jamie Redknapp say?
Jamie Redknapp added: “I think about City fans, and I feel that they get a masterclass every week. He is an elite player and it’s a joy to watch him.”
“His striking abilities is like Scholes whereas he got the pace like Steven Gerrard. The way he can create space in the midfield is amazing, it’s so easy for him.”
City will be hoping that he keeps his form for the rest of the season. The Cityzens are leading in the Premier League and remain one of the favourites for the Champions League.