Luke Shaw has actually hailed ‘special’ Bruno Fernandes but admits Manchester United are too dependent on the midfielder.

Fernandes has established himself as one of United’s best and essential gamers following his January relocation from Sporting Lisbon.

The 26-year-old has scored 11 objectives this season and will want to include to his tally on Sunday afternoon when Manchester United face Leeds United at Old Trafford.

Shaw reserved special praise for Fernandes ahead of the Leeds clash but confessed his Manchester United team-mates must do more to support the Portugal global.

‘ I think even in our squad now we have incredible gamers,’ Shaw informed Sky Sports.

‘ But naturally Bruno, the truth he came in midway through the season, to adapt that rapidly to the Premier League … it does not shock me due to the fact that you could inform he was going to be unique with his self-confidence and aura.

‘ He desires to enhance himself and improve the group. That’s assisted us due to the fact that we remained in a bad state when he came in.

‘ He’s very essential to our group now and whatever goes through him. We as a team requirement to take some pressure off him because he’s doing a lot.

‘ Obviously he likes doing a lot however us as other gamers need to step up as well.

‘ Sometimes it looks like if Bruno does not play well we struggle so we need to improve that and have more gamers stepping up to the plate.’