Ex-Liverpool striker Dirk Kuyt is sure that Manchester United talisman Bruno Fernandes is the best player in his position at the moment. Dutchman Dirk Kuyt talked up Bruno Fernandes as the best player in the number ten role in a recent interview monitored by Metro. According to Dirk Kuyt, Bruno Fernandes is the one blocking the path of Donny Van De Beek and a starting spot in the Manchester United XI on a regular basis. Dirk Kuyt has seen his compatriot struggle for starts in a Manchester United shirt in his first season at the club especially in the Premier League. Donny Van De Beek was the biggest signing for Manchester United last summer on the financial end after he signed for the Red Devils for a transfer fee reported to be around £38m. Donny Van De Beek joined Manchester United from Dutch team Ajax Amsterdam, where he had been a regular. He was part of the youthful Ajax team that stunned European football watchers by reaching the Champions League semi-finals during the 2018/19 campaign. Donny Van De Beek could have played in the Europa League last 32 second leg clash with Real Sociedad on Thursday but he missed the game due to injury. Manchester United played out a goalless draw at home to Real Sociedad to seal a 4-0 aggregate win over the Spaniards having won the first leg away from home 4-0 last week Thursday. Donny Van De Beek is a major doubt for the huge Premier League clash at Chelsea on Sunday evening as a result of the same injury.

Dirk Kuyt revealed during his aforementioned interview that Donny Van De Beek has been unlucky to find himself in competition with Bruno Fernandes, who's an untouchable in the Manchester United team. Bruno Fernandes has become a key player for Manchester United in his one-year stay at the club following his big money move from Sporting Lisbon of Portugal last year January. Bruno Fernandes has scored over 20 goals for his team in all competitions this term, including 15 goals in the Premier League. Only Mohamed Salah has more goals than Bruno Fernandes in the Premier League this season.