Bruno Fernandes Reveals Why He Is Relishing Prospect of Playing With 'Superstar' Paul Pogba

​Bruno Fernandes has revealed he is relishing the prospect of playing with Paul Pogba when Premier League football resumes.

Fernandes has made an encouraging start to his Manchester United career after finally arriving at Old Trafford in January following several speculation filled transfer windows. 

Bruno Fernandes

The Red Devils are yet to lose a game the 25-year-old has been involved in and he has also racked up seven direct goal involvements in just nine games.

Despite this early success, Fernandes admitted his regret that he has not yet had the opportunity to play alongside Pogba.

"Obviously Paul is injured from a long time [ago], and all we know is he has a lot of qualities," he said in a Q&A posted on the ​club's website.

"I know Paul from ​Juventus, because I played against him in Italy. And believe me, it's really hard to play against Paul.

Paul Pogba

"Because I play in midfield, I mark him. We play in the same line, so it's really difficult to play against Paul, because he has power, he has technique.

"It's difficult to find a player like Paul: big, strong and technical. It's difficult to find a player like this, and he has a lot of qualities. I hope he comes [back] soon."

​Pogba has long been linked with a move away from ​United with 90min learning earlier this month that his ​favoured destination would be ​Real Madrid due to his desire to work with Zinedine Zidane.

The midfielder has struggled for consistency since rejoining his boyhood club in 2016 and Fernandes puts this down to the weight of expectation on his shoulders.

Paul Pogba

"When he played also, the club and the team was not good, because the expectations are high for Paul, because Paul is a top player and Manchester United pay a lot for him, and expectations are a lot for him," he added.

"It's normal when you are in that situation you don't play like a superstar, because everyone expects from Paul like they expect from [Cristiano] Ronaldo at Juventus or [Lionel] Messi at Barcelona. 

"Everyone expects this from Paul in Manchester, because they know he has the qualities for this. Also this is confidence in Paul. The team, we have a lot of confidence in Paul."

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Source : 90min