Jaap Stam has in contrast new Manchester United signing Bruno Fernandes to membership legend Paul Scholes.
Portuguese midfielder Fernandes signed a five-and-a-half-year take care of the Red Devils final month after finishing a £68million transfer from Sporting.
The 25-year-old impressed on his debut within the goalless draw with Wolves in the beginning of the month and helped Manchester United safe a 2-Zero win over top-four rivals Chelsea on Monday night.
Former Manchester United defender Stam has heaped reward on Fernandes and likened the new Red Devils signing to Scholes, who received 11 Premier League titles in a 20-year spell at Old Trafford.
‘I think Fernandes is a bit similar to Scholesy,’ Stam advised 888sport. ‘He’s at all times wanting to play ahead.
‘He’s bought the power to rating. He’s bought an incredible free-kick. He’s bought an incredible cross. He is at all times wanting to get into sure areas to get onto the ball and be influential within the recreation.
‘He’s not precisely the identical. Scholesy was a bit extra aggressive with out the ball. But in soccer intelligence he is analogous to Paul Scholes.’
Stam has additionally weighed in on the Paul Pogba saga, with the French World Cup-winner anticipated to depart Manchester United in the summertime.
‘The difficult thing is that agents are always pressing on behalf of their players,’ Stam added.
‘But players always want to play themselves, especially when you’re an enormous participant and a supervisor tells you that you just’re not going to play. You then need to go some other place and play for an additional membership.
‘And if you’re an enormous participant like Pogba is there are at all times groups asking for you and who need to signal you. That makes issues troublesome for the supervisor who has to preserve the participant calm and make him really feel pleased and appreciated.
‘This is very true as of late with all the cash in soccer.
‘It’s an additional dimension to the precise soccer and with all the cash round each participant need to be considered the most effective.
‘But they need to look at the big picture and look at what the club wants to do and how they want to play.’