Rio Ferdinand jumped in to defend Bruno Fernandes after being undervalued in Manchester United’s draw against Liverpool on Sunday.
Bruno Fernandes was a figure of inspiration for United and he received his fourth Premier League Player of the Month award when he received the December gong.
He had the edge of having a huge impact on Liverpool, but he lacked his best – especially in the passing section – with an accuracy of up to 58%.
A goal would have beamed on a rare underwhelming performance, but United’s great Ferdinand believes Fernandes must be downsized a bit because of his record since joining Sporting CP in January.
“They looked the other way, but we’re leading the league so that’s how I always see it,” Ferdinand von Stretford Paddock said when asked about the performance of Fernandes and Marcus Rashford. “Yeah, there might be some players out there who aren’t fit, but if you still nod your head and win anyway and you’re still healthy, that’s okay.
“If we were playing this game and we didn’t have a penalty shootout and didn’t look like we were threatened at all, I’d be a little worried.
“But listen, you can’t talk about [Bruno]. I wouldn’t say Bruno has looked anywhere else recently. The production of the geyser has been awesome.”
The 0-0 draw kept United at the top of the Premier League table, two points behind Manchester City and Leicester City, and Ferdinand was happy with the result.
“If I consider him as a player, I would have scored 0-0 before the game,” he said. “I think the players, Ole [Gunnar Solskjär], would have sat there before the game and said, ‘If we get a 0-0 we will take it, we’re still in the lead and we’re just building on that. ”
“I think you will be calmly satisfied with what you have done. They didn’t raise any trees, didn’t play very well, but we didn’t play badly and we didn’t look like a worse team than the other, which was a good sign of confidence in the game. ‘to come up. “