Darren Bent has stated that he prefers Arsenal’s Martin Odegaard and former Tottenham midfielder Rafael Van der Vaart to Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes in his team.
The United playmaker, like the rest of the team, has fallen short of expectations at Old Trafford this season, but he has still managed to score nine goals and provide 14 assists. Fernandes made an immediate impact after joining United from Sporting CP in 2020. He provided United with a different offensive option.
In 2021, Fernandes broke Frank Lampard’s record for most goals scored by a midfielder in the Premier League era. Odegaard has impressed since joining the Emirates Stadium on a permanent basis, prompting the former Aston Villa striker to declare that he would prefer the Norwegian to the Portuguese international.
“Of course, he’s been a fantastic player for Manchester United,” he told talkSPORT, “but I’m still waiting for him to show up when they truly need him in those big games.” “With the way Arsenal is playing right now, I’d rather have Martin Odegaard.
“For Arsenal, I’m going with Odegaard in that position. He’s ideal for Arsenal’s current situation.
“I wouldn’t put him in the same category as Bruno. Van der Vaart is a Spurs player. He was superior to Bruno.”