During that period, a certain 19-year-old Fernandes joined Udinese from Novara and became an instant hit in the Serie A.
The 30-year-old is due to return to China after the season but Solskjaer admits keeping him is a possibility.
In what was a ridiculed move has paid off massively for the club, with Ighalo scoring 4 goals and netting an assist in just 318 minutes of football for the Red Devils.
"It's not my first time playing with Bruno".
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It is, however, his game management which has been most impressive, with Fernandes able to dictate the tempo of matches from the middle of the park while offering a sense of composure and assurance to those around him.
Bruno Fernandes is eager to point out that Manchester United's recent upturn in form is not exclusively down to him, but he is pleased to be at Old Trafford and says the decision to make a January move was "easy". He is a great link player.
"Normally, everyone says the guys who are good on the ball are not good enough off the ball".
After a straight forward win for Manchester United in the Europa League, United We Stand editor Andy Mitten addressed concerns raised by John Giles regarding the performances of Bruno Fernandes on Friday's OTB AM.
I tried to see every game of United every weekend if possible.
"I think when I arrived here, the coach was really important but more than the coach was my team-mates because when you have the confidence of your team-mates, it's much better and easier for you". "It's hard to explain but think I need to look at the details to be better".