‘You can tell with top players… he’s silky on the ball’: Robin van Persie lavishes praise on Manchester United new boy Bruno Fernandes as Owen Hargreaves claims Anthony Martial showed ‘quality’ against Club Brugge

Former Manchester United striker Robin van Persie praised Bruno Fernandes following his performance in the 1-1 draw against Club Brugge.

The £68million January signing played just the final nine minutes of the clash after coming off the bench but it was enough to catch the eye. 

The Portugal midfielder played a key role in Monday’s 2-0 victory at Chelsea and impressed again in Thursday’s Europa League round of 32 first-leg tie.

Robin van Persie lavishes praise on Manchester United new boy Bruno Fernandes

Bruno Fernandes played just the final nine minutes but it was enough to catch the eye

Robin van Persie lavishes praise on Manchester United new boy Bruno Fernandes

Robin van Persie believes Bruno Fernandes has already shown his value to Manchester United

And Van Persie believes you can already see that he will be a great addition to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad.

The Dutchman told BT Sport: ‘He was unbelievable and with top players you can tell straight away they have something to add, he’s silky on the ball. 

He has that pass, he has a nice cross and shot, he’s a joy to watch.’

Owen Hargreaves added: ‘Brugge started really well; Dennis was the best player on the pitch in the first half but Martial really showed his quality.’

Robin van Persie lavishes praise on Manchester United new boy Bruno Fernandes

Owen Hargreaves claimed goalscorer Anthony Martial showed ‘quality’ against Club Brugge

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