Man Utd have Bruno Fernandes ‘problem’ that left ex-star Louis Saha ‘annoyed’

Manchester United have a “problem” with Bruno Fernandes, according to former player Louis Saha.

The Red Devils gave Ole Gunnar Solskjaer breathing space as they came back at Goodison Park to secure a 3-1 win over Everton.

And Fernandes was a key part of the victory, scoring two goals before half-time while assisting Edinson Cavani in stoppage time.

It means the midfielder, who arrived from Sporting Lisbon in January, now have six goals and give assists for the campaign.

But Saha, who won two Premier League titles and a Champions League at Old Trafford, believes there is too much reliance on the Portuguese star.

Speaking to Stadium Astro , the former forward said: “[Marcus] Rashford is a quality player, [Anthony] Martial is a quality player, even Greenwood is a quality player.

“You have [Paul] Pogba, Fernandes – all of them are great players.

“What I’m annoyed about is the animation, the energy and the consistency.

“Those are the factors that make you win games and win championships.

“You can’t afford to have a reliance on two or three players. They used to challenge for titles – they’re not here to win a few games.

“Having Bruno Fernandes is not enough. A good Pogba once in a while is not enough.

“What they need is a team.

“Having that consistency is built on a foundation but it’s like ‘good game, bad game’ – it’s not working, that’s what’s not right.”

Fernandes was clear on goal for the third but selflessly gave the ball to Cavani, explaining after the game his reasons behind the decision.

He told BBC Sport: “The point is winning the game. [I set up Edinson Cavani because] for a striker it is important to score for his confidence, he will be important for us and the first goal will give him confidence.

“I don't need to think about a hat-trick, I need to think about the future.

“Every game is important, we are not good in the league so these three points are important. We have a game in hand so we can go closer to the top of the table. We are not the best team now, and we are not the worst team after Istanbul.

“We will get better if we do the right things.”

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