Leicester City midfielder James Maddison has confirmed that he learns from Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes.
Man United signed Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon three seasons ago and the midfielder made an instant impact, helping the Red Devils finish 3rd in the Premier League in his first season.
The Portuguese star quickly won the hearts of Manchester United fans with his top performances and won many more when he maintained his consistency in his second season at the club, helping United finish 2nd in the league.
He was a revelation for Manchester United as he broke several records including Frank Lampard’s record of most goals scored by a midfielder in a single season , a record that stood for 10 years, when he scored his 28th goal against Liverpool in March 2021.
No doubt the Man United midfielder, who scored 28 goals and provided 18 assists in his first full season in all competitions, inspires younger midfielders and the Leicester talisman has confirmed that he watched the Portugal international during his first two seasons at the club.
Maddison said: “A few seasons ago Bruno Fernandes was playing very well for Manchester United and had incredible goalscoring and assisting stats. So I probably watched him a little closer at that time.
“How does he score so many goals? What does he do that I don’t do? If that makes me a student of the game, then that’s what I am. I watch all the matches.”
Fernandes has struggled since the start of last season but he’s been a regular starter under Erik ten Hag.
The 28-year-old scored as Manchester United beat Aston Villa 4-2 in the Carabao Cup while Maddison has been great for Leicester in recent games.
Both midfielders would look to impress in the Qatar World Cup that will be starting this weekend.