Fernandes moment with James takes Ferdinand comments to new level

Bruno Fernandes may have just scored Manchester United 's third goal inside 20 minutes against rivals Leeds, but that didn't stop him attempting to give some valuable tips to team-mate Daniel James amid the celebrations.

The Welshman was gifted a rare start against the club he nearly joined in January 2019 and repaid his manager with a fine performance and goal.

And it may be that Fernandes is to thank for James's strike in the 66th minute.

During the celebrations for Fernandes's first, the Portuguese quickly relayed some advice to the 23-year-old.

It is yet another example of the Portuguese showing his extreme quality and leadership since joining in January.

It was something club hero Rio Ferdinand flagged back in November.

The former England centre-back claimed Fernandes leads by example on the pitch with his performances. He also raised that different leaders will also be vocal.

Fernandes is now doing both.

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"There are different types of leaders – there are people who are vocal and organised, when the ball is out of play they are organising and getting in the right positions on the pitch," Ferdinand toldBT Sport .

“That’s one type of leader. Another is like a Steven Gerrard, who organises by going out and playing and leading by example.

“There are very different kinds of leaders in the game and I don’t think Manchester United have enough leaders in general across the board.

“He [Fernandes] falls into the category of leading by example, of going out and putting in goals and creating loads of chances.

“He is a fantastic player – 31 goal involvements now in 33 games. They need more of that type, not just in terms if output but in actual personalities and characters to get them through difficult stages.”

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