What does Scholes think of Bruno's stunning volley?
Paul Scholes scored a catalogue of sensational volleys during his Manchester United career and, like all of us, the club legend was amazed by Bruno Fernandes’s stunner on Sunday afternoon.
The Portuguese playmaker executed a brilliant left-footed strike that beat former Reds goalkeeper Sam Johnstone shortly before half-time, during our 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns.
Although United were unfortunately unable to secure a win, Bruno’s goal remains a highlight from the match and his Premier League record now stands at 38 goal involvements from as many matches.
Watch the outstanding volley below...
During our latest episode of MUTV Group Chat, which will be available to watch in full from Tuesday morning, Scholes provides an honest opinion of Bruno's volley and the influence of his fellow no.18.
“It was a great goal,” says Paul of Fernandes. “His record is sensational really and he was actually having a bad game yesterday. He was giving the ball away an awful lot, which he does in games anyway because he plays with that element of risk and as a United midfielder you should always have that.
“But he is capable of creating goals and creating special moments in games, and yesterday was no different.”
Scholes recently told the Tunnel Insider podcast that Fernandes is a better player than he was and, when asked if that comment was a little tongue in cheek, the midfield genius is clear in his view.
“No,” he responds. “He is different to me. I played in that [no.10] position for a while but I was never as creative or scored as many goals as he has in that position.
“Obviously I played in a deeper role than he is, but you have to look at his numbers and what he is doing is sensational. We just need to get a team around him that can push on to win the league.
“Are we too reliant on him? No I don't think so. That is his role in the team. You have to remember United paid a lot of money for this type of player.
“He is a player whose job it is to create goals and score goals. Now he is doing that better than we ever imagined. Other players need to step up now.”
Just like Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the players, Scholes was frustrated that United could not secure three points against West Brom, but he still believes this season can be a successful one.
“I think it was a game we were expecting to win, but Sam Allardyce's teams are always going to make it very difficult for you and after one minute 20 seconds we knew it was going to be a tough game,” says Paul. “I thought in the second half, especially, we had chances to win the game. I know they had a few half chances, but overall I thought we did enough to win the game.
“It just started a little bit too late for me, the urgency wasn't there in the first half when it needs to be. That could have been a hangover from midweek after playing extra time. You just get the feeling we will get to the end of the season and it will be one where we could have done better. But it could still be a good season.”
Paul Scholes was speaking during our latest episode of MUTV Group Chat.