Cathcart reveals how difficult it is to stop United's Bruno Fernandes

‘His first thought is to pass forward and create chances’: Watford defender Craig Cathcart reveals he and his team-mates were ‘very impressed’ with Manchester United new boy Bruno Fernandes

  • Bruno Fernandes has made an impressive start to life at Manchester United 
  • Fernandes’s quality has proved difficult for opposition sides to combat 
  • Watford’s Craig Cathcart is one player who has discovered how tough it is 

Bruno Fernandes has enjoyed an impressive start to life at Manchester United but not everyone in the Premier League have been pleased to see him.

Fernandes has been in good form since joining United from Sporting Lisbon for £68million in January.

But his creative qualities and trickery on the ball have left opposition defenders struggling to cope.

Bruno Fernandes has been in impressive form since joining Manchester United in January

Fernandes scored United’s opening goal in the 3-0 win over Watford at Old Trafford this year

Watford’s Craig Cathcart is no different and he has revealed how tough it was to keep track of Fernandes when the two sides met in February.

United beat Watford 3-0 at Old Trafford with Fernandes scoring the opener before he set up Anthony Martial for the second and Mason Greenwood got the third 15 minutes before time.

Asked what Cathcart made of Fernandes’s ability, the Northern Ireland international told the Manchester Evening News: ‘I think we were all very impressed.

Watford’s Craig Cathcart has commented on how tough it was to defend against Fernandes

‘The thing that impressed me most was that he always looks forward. He always gets the ball and his first thought is to pass forward and create chances, which maybe they [United] were missing before.

‘He’s brought that bit of quality and cutting edge to the final third and since he’s come in their performances have been much better, from what I’ve seen.’

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