Manchester United midfielder has spoken about his relationship with Paul Pogba and how they can lead the Red Devils toward ‘great things’.
There has been a lot of speculation over the suitability of usingBruno Fernandes
alongside each other inMan Utd
’s squad. Both players have been subjected to rotation in recent weeks as they traded their squad place in the games againstChelsea
. Manchester United did not start their 2020-21 Premier League campaign in good form but their recent games- specially their brilliant performance against Leipzig which ended by crushing the German team with a shocking 5-0 result- has shown that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team is capable of turning everything around as the season continues. As Media fenzy started to question Pogba’s future at Man Utd due to his replacement with Fernandes in the squad, the Purtuguese midfielder has backed his teammate ahead of their Premier league clash against Arsenal.
"We have a good relationship, of course,
"We both speak Italian so most of the time we speak Italian. I have a good relationship with him on and off the pitch.
"He's a funny guy, he always wants to joke. I know him from Italy already but now I have the chance to be in a team with a World Cup winner.
"It's always a pleasure being in a team with him because I can learn a lot from him, and he can learn a lot from me. Together we can do great things.”
Asked about their rivalry for being in the team’s starting XI, Fernandes responded:
"A lot of people may think Paul is angry on the bench and that he will do nothing when he comes on because he is angry, but he comes in with the right motivation, as we saw with his assist in Paris.
"He was there, he was fighting, holding the ball in the corner for us, he did a really good job. Maybe some people think he was angry because he wanted to play and that he wants to leave the club. Everyone knows the qualities Paul has, he is doing very well.
"Being on the bench is a problem for everyone, but this problem is motivation for Paul. He uses this as motivation and he is helping the team a lot when he comes in and plays, like he did in the last game in the Champions League."
Manchester United will play againstEverton
in FA Cup before facingArsenal
in their next Premier League clash.