Manchester United’s midfield maestro, Bruno Fernandes, has revealed his admiration for Benfica’s rising star, João Neves, expressing a desire to share the pitch with the 19-year-old talent at Old Trafford. Following Enzo Fernandes’ move to Chelsea, Neves has seamlessly stepped into the midfield role at Benfica, showcasing his skills and catching the attention of top European clubs.
Neves, who has featured in 11 games for Benfica this season, garnered particular acclaim for his dramatic equalizer in a derby against Sporting Lisbon. Scouts from various elite clubs, including Manchester United, closely monitored Neves during the match.
Despite acknowledging Neves’ talent and expressing his wish to play alongside him, Fernandes emphasized that the decision ultimately lies with Manchester United’s manager, Erik Ten Hag. Fernandes stated, “Neves is a very good player. I don’t know if there is a place for him at United. It depends on the coach and his idea. But I’m sure he’s a great player and very professional.”
He continued, “No matter where he goes, he has a bright future ahead of him. I want him to be next to me because of his quality. He has a bright future ahead of him, and it’s up to him to shape it. I want him to be the best player he can be.”
Here is the highlight video of some skills of Joao Neves.
Bruno Miguel Borges Fernandes
This season he played in total 12 times for 1080 minutes for Premier League.
Bruno Fernandes scored 3 goals for Manchester United. He procured two assists. He received 4 yellow cards and no red cards.
Manchester United performance and stats
In the last 12 games, it has won 7 times and lost 5 times. In its last match, Manchester United won 1-0 against Luton Town.
It has a negative goal difference after scoring 13 goals and conceding 16.
João Pedro Gonçalves Neves
This season he played in total 11 times for 750 minutes for Liga Portugal.
João Neves scored 1 goal for Benfica. He procured no assists. He received 3 yellow cards and no red cards.
Benfica performance and stats
In the last 11 games, it has won 9 times, drawn once, and lost once. In its last match, Benfica won 2-1 against Sporting CP.
It has a positive goal difference after scoring 23 goals and conceding 9.Embed from Getty Images