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Bruno Fernandes says he is happy to play anywhere for Erik ten Hag

by Conner Botterill

Bruno Fernandes has told Erik ten Hag he is happy to play in multiple positions, if it helps the team achieve success.

Speaking to MUTV, Fernandes confirmed he will play anywhere required, with United facing a huge fixture pile up in the coming months.

The Portuguese star has been used on the right and left wings as well as his natural number 10 position throughout the season so far.

Fernandes said he enjoys seeing how players in different positions operate in training, keeping in mind he may have to fill in for them on match day and making him a more rounded player in the process.

“I offer what the manager needs me to offer. We train a lot and I like to see what other players have to do on the pitch,” he said.

The vice captain stressed the importance of being versatile and believes Ten Hag has the faith in him to operate in multiple roles across the front line.

“It is important to know that I can play different positions and do different things and that the manager trusts me to play on the right wing, as a number eight, on the left or wherever he needs me to play.” he said.

Bruno did admit his favoured position is dictating the play in the middle of the park as a no. 10, but reiterated that he will do whatever is best for the team/

“For me, the most important thing is I feel most confident playing as a number 10 as it is in the centre of the pitch, compared to out wide or number eight [but] If I can help the team in a different position, that will be my main goal,” he said.

Fernandes is not the only one showing his adaptability this season, with Luke Shaw and Casemiro filling in at the unfamiliar position of centre-back at times.

The results gained in recent weeks is a nod not only to excellent coaching from the manager but also the togetherness he has created in camp, with everyone now clearly pulling in the same direction.

Fernandes has scored in back-to-back league games and will look to continue his fine form in the mouthwatering clash with top of the table Arsenal on Sunday

 




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