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Ex-Man Utd defender O'Shea: Imagine Bruno Fernandes with Rashford

John O'Shea says Manchester United have been given a huge lift by the arrival of Bruno Fernandes.

The Red Devils went 11 games unbeaten across all competitions without Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford before matches were suspended due to coronavirus pandemic.

And O'Shea says Fernandes, who was signed from Sporting Lisbon in January, has already made an impact at Old Trafford.

The former United defender told the club's website: "[Solskjaer's] had that initial burst when the run was incredible and he went through a few injuries to key players, but Bruno Fernandes coming in seems to have given everybody a huge lift.

"That has coincided with the team going on a fantastic run, looking very threatening again and that is without Marcus Rashford, who has proven to be a big player.

"Unfortunately the unforeseen circumstances have hindered everyone a little bit, especially Ole, but it's a chance for some of the boys who are missing to get back in and be available. That will be a boost for everyone and hopefully, we can push on for that top-four spot."

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