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Roy Keane tells Manchester United player Bruno Fernandes to improve in two areas – Manchester Evening News

Roy Keane praised dubbed Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes a ‘unbelievably brilliant player’ — but claims he needs to improve in two key areas.

Fernandes has proved to be an inspired signing for the United after joining from Sporting Lisbon almost two years ago, drawing comparisons with United legend Eric Cantona.

However, his form hasn’t been as consistent this season, occupying a slightly deeper role since the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Former United captain Keane claims Fernandes’ quality cannot be called into question, but insists he needs to display more ‘personality and character’ during difficult moments for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side — such as during Saturday’s 2-0 derby defeat to Man City.

Keane told Sky Sports : ‘I think he’s playing a bit deeper and he wants more world class players because they are going to share the load.

“There’s no doubting Fernandes’ quality, we’ve seen that in the last week at Tottenham, his movement for the goal in midweek in the Champions League was absolutely fantastic. I think he’s an unbelievably brilliant player.

“The only thing I want to see more from him in certain games when Manchester United might be under the cosh is show some more personality, show some more character, particularly when they’re out of possession.

“We know United are good when they’re in possession and he’s got players running ahead of him, he will pick them out, we’ve seen that the last two or three years.

‘”Outstanding player, but I just need to see a bit more from him when Man Utd are out of possession and under the cosh.

‘That’s where you need to see his character and personality and not to be throwing his arms about. But talent-wise, fantastic.”

United’s 2-0 defeat to City has left manager Solskjaer facing questions, with Fernandes among those who was below par at Old Trafford on Saturday.

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