Fernandes has enjoyed another sensational season at Old Trafford, scoring 14 goals and creating nine assists in 24 Premier League matches.
This has led some to compare him to Red Devils legend Scholes, who played in a similar position to the Portuguese attacking midfielder during his playing career.
But speaking to United's official website Scholes said: "He is different to me.
"I played in that [number 10] position for a while but I was never as creative or scored as many goals as he has in that position.
"Obviously I played in a deeper role than he is, but you have to look at his numbers and what he is doing is sensational. We just need to get a team around him that can push on to win the league."
He added: "He is a player whose job it is to create goals and score goals. Now he is doing that better than we ever imagined. Other players need to step up now."
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