Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, has warned pundits not to compare him with Bruno Fernandes, saying that the Portugal star ‘is a very different midfielder’.
Scholes is best known for some of the spectacular goals he scored for United over the years.
The Englishman’s ability to control the game from midfield was also second to none.
Asked if Fernandes was similar to himself, Scholes told MUTV: “No. He is different from me. I played in that [no.10] position for a while but I was never as creative or scored as many goals as he has in that position.
“Obviously I played in a deeper role than he is, but you have to look at his numbers and what he is doing is sensational. We just need to get a team around him that can push on to win the league.
“Are we too reliant on him? No, I don’t think so. That is his role in the team. You have to remember United paid a lot of money for this type of player.
“He is a player whose job it is to create goals and score goals. Now he is doing that better than we ever imagined. Other players need to step up now.”
On Fernandes’ goal against West Brom in a 1-1 draw, Scholes added: “It was a great goal.
“His record is sensational really and he was actually having a bad game yesterday. He was giving the ball away an awful lot, which he does in games anyway because he plays with that element of risk and as a United midfielder you should always have that.
“But he is capable of creating goals and creating special moments in games, and yesterday was no different.”