Silas anticipates the Portuguese midfielder to keep on advancing at Old Trafford after a bright start to life in English soccer.
Sporting CP head coach Silas insists there’s a good deal more to come from Bruno Fernandes in Manchester United, given the fact he can”accommodate easily” to the new environment.
Fernandes has injected a much-needed creative spark into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team since swapping the Jose Alvalade Stadium for Old Trafford in January.
The playmaker has already started to repay the $55 million (#48m/$61m) United spent in his abilities, contributing three goals and two assists in his opening six appearances.
He found the net from the penalty spot during a Premier League win over Watford and a Europa League success against Club Brugge, before notching his first goal from open play on Sunday.
Fernandes’ superb 25-yard strike earned the Red Devils a 1-1 draw Everton, which keeps them in the hunt for a top-four finish come May.
Silas witnessed the 25-year-old’s skills up close at Sporting and states United supporters have just seen a glimpse of his immense potential up to now.
“Are there any doubt that Bruno Fernandes was likely to arrive in Manchester United and be what he is? He’ll do more,” Silas told Portuguese book Record.
“Imagine in a month or two, when he’s more integrated. I saw him training daily, honestly, I have never seen a player like Bruno, who spent an hour practising shots following training.
“I needed to say’Bruno, that is enough’. When he goes to a team like that, which can be great, it is normal. He is very outgoing, can accommodate easily.”
Solskjaer was filled with praise for Fernandes following the stalemate against Everton, admitting he’s given the entire club a”big boost” heading into the business end of the year.
The former Sporting talisman wasn’t completely happy with his most recent performance, however, insisting “he could do much better” in the final third of the pitch.
He’ll likely be given another chance to shine when United traveling to Pride Park to face Derby from the fifth round of this FA Cup on Thursday.
Solskjaer will then begin preparing his side for a critical derby battle, with Manchester City place to arrive at Old Trafford three days afterwards.
The Red Devils must conquer their arch-rivals to keep the pressure on fourth-placed Chelsea, who still hold a three-point lead in the last Champions League spot with only 10 matches of the 2019-20 effort staying.