Man Utd Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Backs Paul Pogba & Bruno Fernandes to Create Formidable Midfield P

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has backed French star Paul Pogba to form the perfect midfield partnership with January signing Bruno Fernandes when the Premier League season returns.

Pogba has scarcely featured due to injury this season, but he had been set to make a return to the Red Devils' side before the campaign was brought to a halt due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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And Solskjaer has suggested that Pogba is primed to make his return to the fold, and the Norwegian boss firmly believes that the Frenchman can strike up a formidable partnership with Portuguese star Fernandes in the heart of the midfield.

"Good players can always play together, so definitely they's a big yes," Solskjaer told Sky Sports.

"I've got Scott [McTominay], Fred, Nemanja [Matic]. There are many games coming up. I'm sure we can find a good connection between them. We've been discussing that as a coaching team and we're looking forward to it.

"Of course, Bruno coming in, making the impact he made, it was a boost for everyone, the club, the supporters and players. Getting Paul and Marcus Rashford (back injury) back would be fantastic."

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Fernandes has been a revelation since arriving from Sporting CP at the end of the January transfer window, and his superb displays have thrust Man Utd back into contention for Champions League qualification. The 25-year-old scored two goals and laid on three assists in the five games he played for the Red Devils, and he brought back a creativity and flair which has been severely lacking from their game.

The Portugal international was also awarded the Player of the Month award for February, and his ingenuity and talent could help Solskjaer unlock the very best of Pogba when he makes his long-awaited return.

Pogba has been restricted to eight appearances in all competitions this season, as a recurring ankle injury had kept him ruled him out until Man Utd's last match, a 5-0 victory in the Europa League against LASK.

Source : 90min