“Bruno is a top player,” the Red Devils gaffer said after the stalemate. “It’s the first game. First half everyone was getting the ball into feet and Bruno is one of those who, when he gets into feet, he wants players moving in front of him and we didn’t.
“Bruno Fernandes will become a top footballer. Give him time and he will become a very good addition for us.
“We dropped him deeper to get him on the ball and I thought him and Fred did very well.
“His demeanour, smile, everything about him is a boost for everyone. He is a genuine lad, a top professional and he is a winner.
“Today we saw glimpses of his character and we will see more and more.”