Jamie Redknapp thinks Manchester United have one male to thank for ending up being Premier League title contenders: Bruno Fernandes.

Given that getting here from Sporting CP in January 2020, Fernandes has actually helped alter the ‘mindset’ of his teammates and the ‘mindset’ of the club as a whole, according to Redknapp.

The midfielder’s positive impact is clearly showing, with United presently top of the Premier League after getting the much better of Burnley on Tuesday night.

They surpassed champs Liverpool, who they completed 22 points behind last season, and when inquired about the distinction between that Man United side and the group this term, Redknapp gave a ‘easy response’.

” Bruno Fernandes,” he told Sky Sports. “I believe that’s the basic answer, I will not baffle you with science.

” I think since he’s concerned the club he’s single-handedly altered the mentality of it. The objectives he’s scored, the assists he’s made.

” I have actually seen a mindset shift in the players due to the fact that I believe he requires such high standards.

” I believe when he plays well, when he ratings Unified play well. It’s as basic as that. He’s changed gamers around him.

” Before he came you feared for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. I indicate you feared for him earlier on in the season when he lost 1-0 at Arsenal. I did the video game and I believed he’s running out of time here but he’s turned it around.

” He’s had some bad outcomes in the [Carabao] Cup but their league form has been remarkable. So you need to credit him for that, however one man has altered that.

” When you discuss the 22 points, that’s been Bruno Fernandes.”

United, who are unbeaten in their last eleven Premier League matches, winning 9, can consolidate their location at the top when they handle Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.