Michael Carrick, a former Manchester United midfielder, says it is “a little unfair” to compare Bruno Fernandes with his former Old Trafford teammate Paul Scholes.
United fans indulged in the confrontation during Fernandes’ early months in English football, where he impressed as he wore the old n. 18 by Scholes for the Red Devils.
The current closure of the coronavirus has meant that the Portuguese star has been forced to the sidelines with the rest of his UK teammates for a number of weeks, with the Premier League confident that matches will be able to start again. by mid-June.
But despite the growing uproar around Fernandes, Carrick – who is a first team manager at United these days and so well positioned to judge – has diminished the desire to make a comparison between the new director of the club and the old one.
“It has great qualities,” Carrick told MUTV’s YouTube channel.
“I think it’s a little unfair to somehow compare him to Scholesy for both of us.
“They are both individuals and sometimes it is a little too easy to tag someone to an ex player. Bruno is his player and has great attributes.
“It made such a difference and it can be a difficult club to get in and make a big impact right away.
“It may take some time for some players to adapt and get used to their surroundings because it can be daunting. But that’s exactly what we were looking for.
“The timing was right. He has an eye for a ride and what I like about him is that he’s not afraid to give it away.
“Even if that happens, it will come back again. It has had enormous influence.”