Manchester United registered back-to-back wins within the Premier League on Sunday after beating West Ham by three targets to nil at Previous Trafford.
The comfy victory got here three days after beating Wolves to provide Erik ten Hag a platform to construct from for the second half of the marketing campaign.
Captain Bruno Fernandes has been United’s most constant risk all through the season as soon as extra and shall be a key determine for the rest of the 12 months.
Nonetheless, regardless of his spectacular output, there have been query marks on Fernandes’s suitability for the position of United captain.
This being stated, former prime division striker and now pundit Alan Smith believes the Portuguese star is the one man worthy of the armband within the present United facet.
As reported by britishgambler.co.uk, Smith says the midfielder’s frustrations come from wanting the very best for the staff and he stays the driving power behind Ten Hag’s facet.
“Fernandes will all the time take the ball in troublesome conditions, and but individuals have a look at him as he’s not a captain in a sure approach, he moans at individuals rather a lot – in his scenario, he’s in all probability simply as annoyed as anyone else, and desires the staff to do higher and push on,” he stated.
Smith added Fernandes’s want to get on the ball and the very fact he’s virtually ever-present makes him the right selection for Ten Hag.
“He all the time needs to take the ball and that reveals a sure sort of particular person. Once you look across the dressing room for who’s going to play, he’s match for almost each single sport. He’s the one participant who ought to be captain,” stated Smith.
Since arriving from Lisbon within the winter of 2020, Fernandes has been the standout participant in a stuttering United facet together with his targets and assists the primary motive behind the sprinkling of success the staff has achieved.
A poor begin to this season has left a fourth-place end a stretch for United this time round however Bruno and his teammates shall be doing all they will to proceed their robust type in 2024.
United are again in motion with a crunch journey to top-four rivals Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon.