As Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes continues to be a star for the Portuguese national team, manager Roberto Martinez couldn’t be happier about having him in the squad.

Newspaper Record today shares some of the coach’s quotes which make it clear how appreciated the player is in his own country.

Bruno Fernandes was praised for everything he offers to the team, with Martinez claiming he’s ‘key’ for Portugal in the Euro qualifiers.

“Bruno Fernandes is a very good professional, a player who has seven assists, an intelligent player, who adapts to the qualities of his teammates, who gives a lot of tactical flexibility,” said Roberto Martinez.

“Bruno Fernandes is a dream for a coach! He needs training to understand the idea of the game and has a high level of execution. Technically he has a vision of the game that I think is of superlative quality and I really like his work. He’s adapted to many positions, he gives structure, he gives balance, he’s a key player for us.”

Bruno Fernandes made his international debut back in 2017, and became a regular starter for Portugal years before completing his transfer to Manchester United, as he already has over 60 caps for his country.

Featuring for the Red Devils this season, the midfielder has two goals and two assists in ten appearances, scoring in the wins over Nottingham Forest and Burnley.

With Manchester United currently standing 10th in the Premier League table, they’ll be back in action on Saturday, when they take a trip to Sheffield to play the Blades. After that, they take on Copenhagen in an attempt to improve their current Champions League campaign.