Manchester United take on PSG in the Champions League this evening with Bruno Fernandes challenging Donny van de Beek ahead of the clash with Thomas Tuchel’s side.
The stand-in captain has praised the ability of the new signing and thinks he can do much better for the club when he is integrated into the side.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been slow in giving the Holland international opportunities with the former Ajax man yet to make a Premier League start.
Fernandes believes Van de Beek has the talent to make a big impression for United.
He said: “He’s come from Ajax.
“I had a coach before from Sporting [Marcel Kaiser], he was Donny’s coach too at Ajax.
“I know how they want to play and how they like to play – they like that little one-two, that connection and that, if we can say, ‘tiki-taka’ football and Donny is one of those guys from the beautiful Ajax football.
“They teach that growing up and they give a lot of good players to the world.
“If you look at the semi-final they played against Tottenham [in 2018/19], most of the players from that team are playing in big clubs and doing well.
“I hope Donny can do a lot of things for us and I’m sure he will do.
“Of course though every player has to take time to get settled in the club and I think he is doing well, but he can do much better for us and he also wants to do much better.”
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