Man Utd star Fernandes makes Lingard ‘best player in PL’ claim

Man Utd midfielder Bruno Fernandes thinks Jesse Lingard has been the “best player in the Premier League” over the last ten matches.

Lingard has been brilliant since arriving at West Ham on loan in January, scoring nine goals and creating three assists for his team-mates in 13 Premier League matches.

The England international seems to have rediscovered his best form under David Moyes at the London Stadium and there have been rumours he could remain at West Ham after falling down the pecking order at Man Utd.

And Fernandes thinks his Man Utd team-mate has been the “best player in the Premier League” over the last ten games for West Ham.

“If you see Jesse, I think Jesse, at the moment, if you watch the last 10 games, has been top, top, top level,” Fernandes told MUTV. “For me, if you watch the last 10 games, he’s been the best player in the Premier League, scoring and assists in every game.

“Everyone here is really, really happy for him. He has confidence back, he has his swag back, because he is feeling confident. We are really, really happy for what he’s doing.”

When asked about who should be in contention for the PFA Player of the Year award, Fernandes added: “Kevin De Bruyne is one of the best for me. If we go to the Liverpool squad, for example, I think [Mohamed] Salah, if you say he’s playing well or not, he’s still scoring goals.

“Harry Kane is still doing really well in the Tottenham team, for example. I think Raphinha of Leeds is doing very well. It’s difficult to choose one.

“[Ilkay] Gundogan, from the half of the season from December, started doing really well. Ruben Dias has come from Benfica and been consistent since he arrived [at Manchester City].

“I really like Mason Mount – he’s been consistent from the beginning of the season. [Jack] Grealish, before his injuries, was being really, really good. I think [Patrick] Bamford from Leeds is also scoring a lot of goals, 14 I think this season already [now 15 in the Premier League], which is really good.”

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