Manchester United defender Diogo Dalot has revealed his opinion that fellow countryman Bruno Fernandes possesses all of the necessary qualities to establish himself as a legend at the club.
On the back of weeks of rampant speculation, Portuguese midfielder Fernandes’ move to Old Trafford was finally made official late in January.
With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer having been desperate to add a touch of much-needed creativity to his side’s midfield, the United board eventually agreed to fork out the hefty sum demanded by Sporting CP for their talisman.
The Manchester giants struck a deal which could eventually reach €80 million, with Fernandes having put pen-to-paper on a 5-and-a-half-year contract at Old Trafford.
Fernandes has since gone on to notch 9 appearances for the Red Devils, with it already evident the type of long-overdue spark set to be introduced to the club’s midfield by his arrival.
The 25-year-old has directly contributed to 7 goals in his 9 outings thus far, amid a string of superb displays.
In fact, so impressive has the Portuguese international looked to this point, that he was earlier today named the Premier League Player of the Month for February:
— Premier League (@premierleague) March 16, 2020
‘No doubt about that’
And, as outlined above, one individual who is of the opinion that Fernandes is just getting started when it comes to the type of impact he is likely to have at Old Trafford is teammate Diogo Dalot.
Speaking in an interview with the Official Manchester United Podcast earlier today, Dalot revealed he is in ‘no doubt’ that fellow countryman Fernandes will eventually go on to secure ‘legend’ status at Manchester United:
‘He’s a top guy, a top player. He is going to be legend.’
The full-back continued:
‘He’s unbelievable, he can be better of course as well. He’s going to learn a lot from this club.’
‘I think he is a massive player to have in this team and he’s going to be a very good player for this club. He’s going to be (a legend), no doubt about that.’
‘He was the captain at Sporting, of course he’s an experienced player as well, 25 years old, he’s played in Italy, he played in Portugal as well. He knows what he is doing. It’s going to be very good for him.’
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