Ryan Giggs seems to think that Bruno Fernandes, although possessing quality at times, could be a liability on the defensive front.
Placing Fernandes might take a bit of trial and error, according to Giggs. We do agree that every new signing needs some tweaking before deciding on the final position.
There was glimpses of the quality he does possess,’ the ex-United winger told Premier League Productions. ‘I think it might need a bit of working out what his best position is.
‘With his back to goal, I don’t think that’s his position. When he’s a little bit deeper, defensively, he may be a bit of a liability. He’s in between the two really.
‘That’s where you want to see him, coming on to the ball [heading into the final third]. But also you see when he is that little bit deeper he can spray the passes, he has got the vision to then play those passes. But then you need the runs.’
Giggs added: ‘When I went back and played in midfield, if I got the ball and no-one was running in behind, I’d tell them because first five minutes, I want to turn, face the play and move the defence.
‘What that does, it gives space to the wide-men who want to come in, the No.10, the defence then are already on their way as soon as he gets the ball. ‘I think he’ll want to find his best position first of all.
‘He tired towards the end but you can see the quality that he has got.’