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Cantona comparisons ‘honour’ Man Utd star Fernandes

Bruno Fernandes, the Manchester United midfielder, is “honored” to be compared to Eric Cantona, one of the club’s all-time legends.

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Bruno Fernandes claims that analogies to Manchester United legend Eric Cantona inspire him to improve.

“It is an honour to be compared with him because the impact he had was really high and he won many major trophies with the club,” Fernandes told BBC Sport.

“But when you are compared with this kind of big player it means you need to be better every day. It makes me work harder to keep in the mind of the people, being compared with him. That, for me, is good pressure.”

The Portugal international has had an outstanding season for the Red Devils, scoring 28 goals and assisting on 18 occasions in all competitions.


In 37 Premier League games, he scored 18 goals and added 12 assists, helping United to second place and consecutive top-four finishes for the first time since 2013.

For the second year in a row, Bruno’s play helped him win United’s Player of the Year title, with the midfielder garnering a whopping 63 percent of the fans’ votes.

Bruno became only the sixth player in United history to win the club’s annual award in successive seasons, after Cristiano Ronaldo, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Roy Keane, and David de Gea.

However, Fernandes has been likened to another United great.

Between 1992 and 1997, Cantona dominated the Premier League, and Fernandes, a former Sporting CP player, says he is “honored” to be mentioned with the Frenchman.

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