Ex-Premier League manager admits Fernandes has back Bruno Fernandes to succeed at Manchester United.
The former Swansea manager said “He goes to a league where the level is high, but I think he has value in being a reference player in the English league.
“I think he will fit in well for his offensive characteristics, also because he is good defensively and strong in transitions. He is a great acquisition for Manchester United.
“Playing as a midfielder, he scored 20 goals last year, eight the previous year, and this year he takes eight, he is outstanding. In addition, he is a starter in the Portuguese team, where it is currently difficult for a player to assert himself.
“Manchester United will take on Wolves at the Old Trafford on Saturday in the Premier League.