Football News

Steven Gerrard predicts the world’s next best player

By Mohamed Moallim

Published: 19:00, 15 April 2022

Aston Villa head coach Steven Gerrard has named Bruno Fernandes as one of three current Premier League players he would have loved to play alongside.

The former Liverpool captain was appointed Villa manager in November 2021 ending a successful spell at Rangers where he lifted the Scottish championship. So far in his brief spell at the Birmingham-based club he’s faced Man Utd on two occasions with Fernandes registering a brace in a 2-2 draw at Villa Park.

18+. New customers only. Opt in, bet max £1 on Man City – To Win To Nil – 90 Mins vs Tottenham; No cash out. Enhanced odds paid in Free Bets, expire in 7 days. Offer valid from 10:00 UK time 01/02/2023 until 16:30 UK time 05/02/2023. Card payments only. T&Cs Apply, see below. | please gamble responsibly.

18+. T&C’s Apply. New customers only. Opt-in & deposit req. 7 days to deposit and stake £10 minimum bet at odds of 1.5 or greater to qualify. Max 3x £10 free bets credited on bet settlement. Free bets must be used on 4 or more selections with selection odds of 1.3 or greater. Free bets are non-withdrawable and stake not returned with winnings. 7 day expiry. Full T&Cs apply.

(Stake Not Returned on Free Bets). 18+ only. New UK Customers. Must bet £10 in total on 4+ legs, min odds 3/1 (4.0). £20 credited as Free Bets. Free Bets expire after 7 days, stake not returned. Full T&Cs apply.

18+ only. New Customers only. Bet £10* & Get £50* in Free Bets. Sign up, deposit between £5* and £10* to your account and bet365 will give you five times that value in Free Bets when you place qualifying bets to the same value and they are settled. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits. Min odds/bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. T&Cs, time limits & exclusions apply. *or currency equivalent.

Deposit £10 Get £10 in Free Bets T&Cs apply

New customer offer. 18+ only. New UK, IE & Malta customers only. Min £10/€10 first deposit using Debit Card. Place a bet of £10 at min odds of 1.5. Free bets expire in 90 days. Full T&Cs apply.

18+ only. New customers only. T&Cs apply.

Claim Here
Money back as a free bet if your first bet loses T&Cs apply

18+ only. New customers only. Sign up today with bonus code ‘Matchbook30’. Place your first bet, it if loses, we will refund your first bet stake as a free bet. The first bet must be placed within 7 days of registration and at odds of 1.8 or more. The max refund is a single £30 free bet and will be applied to your account with 72 hours of qualifying bet settlement. Please play responsibly. Full Terms Apply

18+ only. T&Cs apply.

Claim Here
Get a £30 Matched Free Bet if your first Acca loses + 50 bonus spins T&Cs apply

18+ only. *New UK customers only. Min Deposit: £5. Maximum Free Bet: £30. First bet on a Football or Horse Racing multiple with 3+ selections. Overall odds: 3.00 (2/1) or higher. Free Bets available upon settlement of the qualifying bet. This is offer is valid for 7 days from your new account being registered. 50 Bonus Spins credited on placement of qualifying Acca bet. 50x bonus wagering applies as do weighting requirements, bonus Spins only available on selected games and expires 7 days after being awarded. Debit card deposits only (exclusions apply). Full terms apply

18+ only. T&Cs apply. New customers only.

Claim Here

Since joining United from Sporting in January 2020 he’s gone on to make 80 league appearances subsequently netting 35 goals while creating a further 25 for his teammates. The current two-time Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year was named into last season’s PFA Premier League Team of the Year and he’s widely considered to be United’s most important player. So far this campaign Fernandes has netted nine times, including three match-openers.

Kwiff betting offer: Bet £10 Get £20

Eligible readers interested in the Kwiff betting offer can follow THIS LINK or click the image below

New Customers Only. The Promotion operates as a £20 Surprise Bet when you place a bet of at least £10 on any market with odds greater than or equal to 1.50 as your first bet. The Promotion runs from 29/12/2021 12:00 (UTC) until 31/12/2022 12:00 (UTC) (the “Promotional Period”). 18+ only. Be Gamble Aware.

Having watched him up close, Gerrard has since complimented the Portuguese international during an interview with Gary Neville for Sky Bet, an excerpt of which you can read below.

Who is the one current Premier League player you’d loved to have played with?

“Mo Salah. I love Bruno Fernandes… you might not agree with that. Kevin De Bruyne, for sure. 100%. I think he’s one of the best in the world right now.

“Defensive-wise, I think Virgil [van Dijk] is just out of this world.”

Who is the greatest player of all time?

“Lionel Messi, for me. But I’m someone who would never say a derrogatory thing about [Cristiano] Ronaldo because, I mean, they’re the two in my era where the numbers… I’m not sure who’s going to do that again. I’m not sure anyone’s going to do that again.”

Who’s the best player in Premier League history?

“Thierry Henry.”

Which current young player is going to become the best in the world?

“Kylian Mbappe.”

“If I could start my career again and could pick one thing I could add to my game, it would be that pace.”