Arsenal legend Ian Wright on Bruno Fernandes

The Arsenal legend fears one player alone cannot transform United’s attack (Picture: Match of the Day)

Ian Wright believes new Manchester United signing Bruno Fernandes could encounter the same problems as Paul Pogba as he tries to make the side’s blunt attack start to tick.

The Portuguese playmaker arrived from Sporting Lisbon at the end of the January window in a deal that could reach £67.7million and made his debut in Saturday’s goalless draw with Wolves.

Despite having plenty of possession, United struggled to carve out clear-cut chances and Arsenal legend Wright feels it is a long-running problem that Fernandes alone cannot solve.

Bruno Fernandes' Man Utd debut stats

Fernandes had a busy game but ultimately lacked end product (Picture: Match of the Day)

Speaking on Match of the Day, he explained: ‘You look at those stats, I’ve seen the same with Pogba and it looks it might happen the same with him.

‘He needs something in front of him. He needs someone to run onto things.

‘If [United] are going to carry on playing like that he’s going to slip into that ordinary kind of category as well unfortunately.’

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made a similar remark after the game and feels both Fernandes and Anthony Martial would benefit from more movement from the team’s attackers.

On whether Bruno will help to provide more final-third threat, he said: ‘Well we’ll keep on working on it. His creativity is one of his strengths, he can see passes and play passes.

Man Utd new boy Bruno Fernandes vs Wolves

Fernandes scored eight goals and laid on seven assists for Sporting this season (Picture: Getty)

‘We need more movement, get him used to players’ qualities and us in his qualities. And that’s what we’re practicing.’

On whether Martial could do more, he added: ‘It’s not just his job, and of course Anthony he was isolated. I felt sorry for him first half. There were no runs in behind. They came second half, Dan [James] stretched them.

‘Suddenly there was space for Juan [Mata], for Andreas [Pereira], for Mason [Greenwood] when he came on, and Anthony in between. It’s hard when you don’t have runs in behind and for whatever reason first half we didn’t get them.’

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