English Premiership

Keane: A strong personality has helped Fernandes settle at United

2020-04-14 08:58
Bruno Fernandes
Bruno Fernandes (Getty Images)

Manchester United legend Roy Keane believes Bruno Fernandes has made a strong start at the club due to having a "bit of arrogance".

The 25-year-old has quickly become a fan favourite at Manchester United following his £65 million move from Sporting Lisbon in January, with three goals and four assists already to his name.

And Keane has been encouraged at how quickly Fernandes has settled at Old Trafford and reckons his "very good personality" has helped him.

"We often talk about players taking time to settle at a club but it's not taken him long has it?" Keane told Sky Sports.

"He seems a very good personality. It's obviously a huge move for him, but he seems to be enjoying it. He's got a little bit of arrogance about him."

On his time so far at Man Utd, Fernandes recently told MUTV: "For me, the most important was obviously the confidence of the coach. I need to know I am backed from the coach, because sometimes when you change club, not every time the coach wants you.

"Not like I need to come because the coach wants me to play, no, not like this, but I want to feel the confidence from the coach: 'You come, you are a choice for me and you come. I need you, I want you.'

"It's not like you come and I ask, 'But I will play?' No, this for me is not the point. For me, the point is the confidence he has in me. If he has confidence in me, then the rest is working."

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