Solskjaer teases exciting connection between Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is excited as any Manchester United fan by the prospect of Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba playing together.

Fernandes has been sensational since arriving at United in January and the Portugal star has scored three goals and made four assists in his first nine games.

Pogba was United’s main creative force last season when Solskjaer returned to take over at Old Trafford and the French World Cup winner has recovered from his ankle surgery.

United supporters cannot wait to see them unleashed together when football returns and Solskjaer is adamant he can accommodate both stars in his midfield.

“Good players can always play together, so definitely that’s a big yes,” said the United boss. “But then I have got Scott, Fred, Nemanja, three players there.

“There are many games coming up and I’m sure we will find a good connection between them. As a coaching team we are looking forward to it.

“It’s exciting. We do have an exciting squad. Bruno came in and made an impact and that’s been great for everyone. That was a boost for the club, for the supporters and the players.”

Pogba has only made eight appearances this season for United because of injury and last played on Boxing Day.

Solskjaer claims he is raring to go and says the shutdown is giving him and Marcus Rashford, who has been out since January with a back injury, time to recover.

“I definitely think Paul is raring to go,” he told Sky Sports’ The Football Show. “Paul has had a difficult season with injuries. He said that himself.

“Marcus as well is getting better. For those two, this gives them a chance to start on a par or even ahead of the other players if, and when, we get going.

“They have been focused and mentally it’s maybe easier for them to train hard now because they can see light at the end of the tunnel.”

Rashford’s lay-off was frustrating for United and Solskjaer because the England striker was enjoying his best campaign with 19 goals for his club.

Solskjaer has been delighted by how well he, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood have stepped up for United following the departures of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez.

“I think Mason, Anthony and Marcus this season, have been fantastic,” he said. “They’ve scored up towards 50 goals, the three of them.

“Marcus got his injury and he was on course for his best season. Anthony was on course for his best season and Mason is just a unique talent because of his goalscoring ability.”

Solskjaer is excited by Greenwood’s talent and the 18-year-old academy graduate has 12 goals in his debut campaign.

“Every time a young boy plays well and scores, that tells you he should be playing more,” he said.

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