Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes has opened up on playing alongside Paul Pogba and has hailed the World Cup winner as ‘fantastic’. Red Devils fans are excited to see the two line up together at Old Trafford when the Premier League restarts.
Fernandes has been sensational since joining United in the January transfer window from Sporting Lisbon.
The Portuguese has netted twice and provided three assists in just five Premier League appearances for his new side.
And on Instagram he has opened up on his excitement to get going with Pogba for the remainder of the campaign.
“I think Paul is one of the best players in Manchester and in the world,” Fernandes said during an Instagram Live with Mario Djurovski.
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“He was injured for a lot of time.
“The opportunity to play side to side with him is fantastic because you want to play with the best players you can.”
Former United star Dimitar Berbatov thinks Pogba’s return to full fitness is undoubtedly a boost for the club but warns that a fruitful partnership between the World Cup winner and Fernandes could take more time.
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“Manchester United have had a huge boost in Paul Pogba returning to fitness. It is great news for the team,” Berbatov told Betfair.
“The dangerous thing is that he hasn’t played for so long, so hopefully he has prepared well and he will be ready to play at 100 percent again.
“Is he going to start? I’m not too sure, coming back from a long injury may impact him starting, it will be interesting to see if Solskjaer puts him straight into the battle. I’m sure if the manager asks Pogba how he feels and if he is ready, then Paul will say ‘of course I am ready.’
“It will be the first time we get to see Fernandes and Pogba play together and it will be interesting to see if they can hit it off, they will have had the chance to get to know each other in training but that is totally different to a game.
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“It could be a great partnership and I am sure that Pogba’s return is a massive boost and will give huge confidence to the whole team.
“One player doesn’t define a team, but when you have good, quality, confident players putting all their effort in to help the team then you are going to succeed.”
United currently sit fifth in the Premier League and will look to leapfrog Chelsea when the season restarts in a couple of weeks.
The Red Devils will be desperate to qualify for the Champions League as they look to add the likes of Jadon Sancho to their ranks this summer.
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