Van Persie waxes lyrical over Man Utd star Bruno Fernandes during Everton draw

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Robin van Persie was full of praise for Bruno Fernandes after the Manchester United midfielder's wonder strike against Everton.

Fernandes looked to have set United on their way to victory when he unleashed a long-range rocket past Everton keeper Robin Olsen after a one-two with Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

The goal doubled the Red Devils' lead after Edinson Cavani had opened the scoring in Saturday's Premier League clash at Old Trafford.

But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side were undone by poor defending in the second half, as Everton scored twice within seven minutes of the restart through Abdoulaye Doucoure and James Rodriguez.

Scott McTominay then had United back in front before Dominic Calvert-Lewin secured a point for Carlo Ancelotti's side in the fifth minute of injury time.

But there was no sign that all that was to come when Fernandes fired in his 13th league goal of the season – placing him ahead of any other midfielder in Europe's top divisions.

And former United striker Van Persie couldn't help but wonder what life would have been like had he played in the same team as the Portugal star.

"Bruno Fernandes ladies & gentleman," wrote Van Persie on Twitter, along with a fire emoji.

"What a joy to watch him play! Just wondering… how many goals for RvP with him in midfield..?"

Van Persie joined United from Arsenal in 2012, and helped fire them to the Premier League title in his first season.

He scored 48 goals in 86 top-flight games for the Red Devils, as well as seven in the Champions League and one in the FA Cup, before switching to Fenerbahce in 2015.

Van Persie's first season at Old Trafford was also Sir Alex Ferguson's last – and United haven't won the league since that title triumph.

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