Luke Shaw has hailed ‘special’ Bruno Fernandes but admits Manchester United are too reliant on the midfielder.
Fernandes has established himself as one of United’s best and most important players following his January move from Sporting Lisbon.
The 26-year-old has scored 11 goals this season and will hope to add to his tally on Sunday afternoon when Manchester United face Leeds United at Old Trafford.
Shaw reserved special praise for Fernandes ahead of the Leeds clash but admitted his Manchester United team-mates must do more to support the Portugal international.
‘I think even in our squad now we have unbelievable players,’ Shaw told Sky Sports.
‘But of course Bruno, the fact he came in midway through the season, to adapt that quickly to the Premier League… it doesn’t surprise me because you could tell he was going to be special with his confidence and aura.
‘He wants to improve himself and improve the team. That’s helped us because we were in a bad state when he came in.
‘He’s very important to our team now and everything goes through him. We as a team need to take some pressure off him because he’s doing a lot.
‘Of course he likes doing a lot but us as other players need to step up as well.
‘Sometimes it looks like if Bruno doesn’t play well we struggle so we need to improve that and have more players stepping up to the plate.’