Bruno Fernandes opponent describes what playing against Man Utd star is like

Craig Cathcart has opened up on what defending against Manchester United new boy Bruno Fernandes is like, admitting he's "quality".

Watford defender Cathcart came up against Fernandes recently, when the Red Devils ran out 3-0 winners over the Hornets at Vicarage Road.

Portugal international Fernandes opened the scoring on the day from the penalty spot after he was brought down in the box.

Fernandes then turned provider, setting up Anthony Martial to make it 2-0 before Mason Greenwood put the icing on the cake 15 minutes before the end.

Revealing what the Watford squad made of United's January signing, Cathcart told the Manchester Evening News: "I think we were all very impressed.

"The thing that impressed me most was that he always looks forward. He always gets the ball and his first thought is to pass forward and create chances, which maybe they [United] were missing before.

"He's brought that bit of quality and cutting edge to the final third and since he's come in their performances have been much better, from what I've seen."

Cathcart wasn't the only Watford player who spoke out about Fernandes from that game.

Goalkeeper Ben Foster, who gave away the penalty when he fouled the Portuguese, admitted he was surprised by his speed.

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