Fernando says he and Fernandinho can play in the same Manchester City team.
The pair are similar players.
But Fernando told City's website: "I think it is possible that we could both play a holding role for City. He likes to join the attack so I could stay back while he went forward, but we will see.
"I remember seeing him play for Shakhtar Donetsk but I was even more impressed last season because he had such a good first year in England and he has become e very important player for City already."
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