Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs thinks manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will need some time to find new signing Bruno Fernandes‘s best position in the team.
The Portuguese international started in a deeper role than he is used to in the 0-0 draw against Wolves at the weekend, and Giggs feels that United’s coaching staff may have to work on his defensive positioning if he plays there more often:
“We saw glimpses of the quality he does possess. I think it might need a bit of working out what his best position is. ‘With his back to goal, I don’t think that’s his position. When he’s a little bit deeper, defensively, he may be a bit of a liability. He’s in between the two really. That’s where you want to see him, coming on to the ball.”
Giggs was, though, happy with Fernandes’s quality and is optimistic about the 25-year-old’s future at the club:
“I think he’ll want to find his best position first of all. He tired towards the end but you can see the quality that he has got.”
Fernandes generally played as a number 10 for Sporting Lisbon, meaning he didn’t need to concern himself too much with defensive duties, but with the Red Devils lacking central midfielders, with both Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay out injured, Solskjaer was forced into playing him out of position.
Whether Nemanja Matic’s return from suspension will allow the club’s newest signing to take up a more familiar position, we shall have to wait and see.