Manchester United strengthened their squad in January by bringing in Bruno Fernandes and Odion Ighalo (on loan from Shanghai Greenland Shenhua).

The Portugal international completed a switch to Old Trafford from Sporting on January 30th, and two days later made his debut for the Red Devils against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Fernandes has three goals and four assists in nine matches in all competitions and the midfielder’s impressive start to his life at United includes a goal against Everton and assists in his side’s wins over Chelsea and Manchester City.

United fans, pundits and media have been unanimous in praising the 25-year-old for adapting quickly.

Wolves’ Ruben Vinagre gave a lengthy interview to Portuguese newspaper Record and the wing-back was asked if the compliments showered by fans and the media on Fernandes are justified.

Responding to that, he said: “Yes, yes. There is an unanimity around Bruno Fernandes. I think the press and the fans are fascinated with what he has demonstrated and rightly so. Bruno arrived in England, saw and won.”

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Record further quizzed Vinagre if he was surprised by the impact created by Fernandes at United.

“No, it didn’t surprise me. I followed Sporting and it was clear that Bruno was a different player,” Vinagre explained. 

“And the truth is that he arrived here and made a big impact on the team. He has established himself as a Manchester United benchmark and is undoubtedly managing to play that role well.”