UFC star Paddy Pimblett believes Bruno Fernandes is 'so overrated', overhyped and not a 'world-class' player.
Fernandes is virtually almost certain to challenge for the Premier League with Manchester United under the management of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this season having arrived at Old Trafford from Sporting Lisbon early last year.
The Portugal international has earned rave reviews for his magnificent displays which have helped the Red Devils regain a position among the title contenders.
But Pimblett refuses to believe that this is indeed the case, claiming that only Cristiano Ronaldo can lay claim to being the best in the world.
When asked if there are any players he would like to fight, Pimblett told BBC's MOTDx: “I could probably pick one for each team.
“But I reckon just because he’s so overrated, Bruno Fernandes.
“No, he’s not world-class, I don’t think anyone in that United team is world-class, apart from [Cristiano] Ronaldo."
"Paul Pogba's not world-class," he added.
"You can't play well for two games, and play bad for three, and be called world-class.
"If he was consistent, he would be world-class."
Pimblett, like Fernandes at United, has also made an instant impact upon signing with the UFC, winning his first fight in emphatic fashion earlier this month.
All but five of his pro wins have come by way of stoppage.
"Before the end of the year," he replied when asked when he will be fighting next.
"I know I'm 'Paddy the Fatty' at the minute but I can easily change back into 'Paddy the Baddy' with a few weeks' notice, lad, and that's what I'm going to do."
Pimblett, 26, is from the Huyton area of Liverpool, not too far from where first-team regular Trent Alexander-Arnold grew up in Merseyside.
"His brother was in my school when we was kids," he revealed.
"We had a fight in year seven, it was in someone's front garden.
"There wasn't even really a winner of that fight to be honest."
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