Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes has been getting along well with Paul Pogba since they returned to training, reports say. The duo have been getting to know each other at the club’s Carrington base as they prepare for the return of the Premier League. And Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hoping their partnership can propel the Red Devils into next season’s Champions League.
Manchester United have been unable to field Fernandes and Pogba in the same side so far, with the France international out since December.
He last appeared in the 4-1 win over Newcastle on Boxing Day but, in the time since, Fernandes has established himself as an Old Trafford hero.
The Portugal international has been a huge hit since arriving from Sporting Lisbon in January, scoring three goals and assisting three more from eight outings so far.
Last week saw Pogba and Fernandes finally meet in training for the first time.
And The Times say the duo have been getting along well so far, with the duo working on patterns and routines ahead of the Premier League’s return.
It’s previously been claimed that the pair have been training specifically with Angel Gomes and Nemanja Matic so far.
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And United are hopeful they can help the club continue the same brilliant form they were showing before the coronavirus crisis brought football to a halt.
Before the break, they were on a run of 11 games without defeat.
United had won eight of those and now sit just a point behind Chelsea, who occupy the fourth and final Champions League spot.
Pogba has been tipped to leave the Red Devils at the end of the campaign with Real Madrid and Juventus both keen.
But United have him very much in their plans, with Solskjaer counting on the former academy star.
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Meanwhile, Dimitar Berbatov recently insisted Pogba and Fernandes were why the club don’t need to sign Philippe Coutinho.
The Barcelona flop has been linked with a move to Old Trafford after Bayern Munich revealed they wouldn’t be signing him on a permanent basis.
And Berbatov told Betfair: “There have been a lot of Premier League clubs linked with him, Arsenal, Chelsea, Newcastle and even Manchester United, but sometimes the obvious choice isn’t always the correct one.
“Everyone thought he would do great when he moved to Barcelona but it didn’t work out, sometimes you need to step back to go forwards, he will go to a good team there is no question about that, but he needs the trust of a manager to believe in him and make him the main man so that he can play calm and be free to do what he does.
“Other people will see him linked with a move to United and they will point out his connections with Liverpool and how he would never be forgiven if he switched to Old Trafford.
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“But honestly, United don’t need him right now.
“Bruno Fernandes is a very similar player; he really hit the ground running and looks to be a very promising signing.
“So I don’t think there would be any point in United signing him.
“Pogba is coming back, Fernandes is there, [Scott] McTominay is producing great football as well.
“They have enough quality there so signing Coutinho would be pointless.”
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