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Bruno Fernandes Reacts To Comparison With Manchester United Legend Eric Cantona

Bruno Fernandes Reacts To Comparison With Manchester United Legend Eric Cantona

Bruno Fernandes has dismissed comparisons made with Eric Cantona and believes he needs to do "much, much, much better" to be mentioned alongside the Manchester United legend.

Fernandes has scored eight times and registered seven assists in 14 Premier League appearances as the Red Devils finished third.

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And the Portugal international still has the chance to end his season with silverware as United hope to book their place in the Europa League final by beating Sevilla.

Speaking ahead of the upcoming clash with Sevilla, Fernandes insisted that he came to Old Trafford to win trophies and won't be happy until United win the Europa League this season.

"For me, it's really good to listen to that but Cantona was an amazing player for the club and I need to do much, much, much better to be compared with him," the United star said.

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"I'm not satisfied. For me, to come to Manchester is about winning trophies. I come for the club to win some trophies. I will be happy this season if we win the Europa League."

Legendary former United boss Sir Alex Ferguson snapped up Cantona, 54, from rivals Leeds in 1992.

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Fernandes praised his relationship with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and claimed the United boss has filled him with confidence to replicate his Sporting game at the Red Devils.

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"When a club pays 55million Euros for a player, you have confidence from the club," he said.

"The coach all the time speaks to me to play my game and what I already did in Sporting to have same confidence and try same things. When you have that voice to do your own thing, it's easy for you.

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"I can't say it was easy but, of course, we have good results. I was scoring some goals, but for me it was easy because everyone in the team helped me a lot.

"Everyone in the club helped me, the staff and the coach, and that gives me a lot of confidence. It was much easier for me.

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"I play already in Italy and I know how it is to be out of my country playing different leagues. The Premier League is completely different, but I have the confidence of the coach, the staff and my teammates.

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"Things are going really well because when you have the confidence of everyone you try and do your best."

United will clash with Sevilla at 8pm UK time today in the Europa League semi-final in Cologne.

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Topics: Bruno Fernandes, Football News, Football, Manchester United, red devils, Eric Cantona, Old Trafford

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