Bruno Fernandes has sent a message to Fantasy Football fans, suggesting they are putting “pressure” on him.
The Manchester United midfielder has continued his fine form since signing in January despite his side’s poor form, grabbing six goals and five assists.
And Fantasy Football users have kept faith in the Portuguese star as he is the most used Premier League star in the game.
Lots of players are bringing him in for the upcoming game against West Brom – but Fernandes has suggested there is a different motive behind his popularity with participants.
Speaking to the club’s official Twitter channel, he said: “They want to put some pressure on me!
“It’s good! They trust me for goals and assists, so I hope I can help them to win the Fantasy league.”
Since arriving from Sporting Lisbon, Fernandes has been the focal point of United’s attack as he now has 18 goals and eight assists for the club.
But the midfielder has admitted he could have been playing in a very different position at the start of his career.
He the UTD Podcast: “I played central defender for the most part, when I started playing football, either central defence or right-back.
“I liked to play as a right-back because I was aggressive at the time, I was that guy who wanted to give tackles and everything. As a central defender, I was the free one, being prepared to follow the wingers if the right-back wasn’t there and all that.
“I was really good, I had a coach who said to me, ‘If you want to be a top player, you will need to play as a central defender. If you want to be a good player, you will be a midfielder.
“I think he was wrong but, maybe as a central defender, I could be much better, I don’t know!
“But when I joined that team, the coach looked at the list of players, and because some were on vacation he said, ‘Oh we have no strikers’ and I said ‘I’m a striker!’
“He said, ‘I thought you were a central defender’ and I said, ‘No, I don’t play there any more, I’m a striker!’ So he gave me one try-out in training, I scored twice and he said ‘okay, you can play a striker!’”
United legend Louis Saha, though, has suggested that the club have a “problem” with Fernandes.
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