What makes Bruno so special
Watch as Bryan Robson gives an in-depth take on our Player of the Month's qualities...
What have you made of Bruno and the impact he has already had at Old Trafford? I think it’s been a terrific impact and the first signs are he looks a top player. He is always on the move, always wanting the ball, has got a great touch and makes double movements, a bit like Scholesy used to do. It’s where you go one way and come back and you’ve got a couple of yards of space so he can get on the ball in that way. His energy levels and pace looks really good and he has showed he can hit a pass and score goals. So the initial period where he’s been at the club looks great. Great signs. He just needs to work on his heading ability! [laughs] He has already shown leadership qualities and that is something Ole has mentioned… I’ve already seen him around the training camp and he gets on really well with the boys, seeing as he’s only been here a couple of months. What I do like to see when he’s on the pitch is, even though he’s a forward-minded player, he’s already swivelling and looking on his shoulder, demanding of his team-mates. He’s telling people to push in and have them where he wants them, which is great. We needed a bit of that because, no matter what you say about some of our other players, who are really good, I still feel they can all get better in demanding from their team-mates and getting them into the positions you want them in. I see Bruno does that so that’s great. It means the team shape is going to be good most of the time, when you’ve got players demanding from their team-mates. Is that a surprise how quickly he has come in and done that – or maybe as he was captain of Sporting Lisbon that helped in this respect? I think it helps that he was captain at Sporting. I just think it’s something that is naturally in you. Bruno looks as though he has got that natural leadership quality, where he demands from his team-mates and that’s good. I can see it in Harry Maguire, since he was made captain, it’s coming out in him and he’s organising the people around him. I think Victor Lindelof is another one who is improving on that side and they’re organising the people around them. For Bruno, being an attack-minded player, to be doing that is a great attribute for the team as well as the ability he has got.