Bruno Fernandes claims Paul Pogba is “one of the best players in the world” and says working with him at Manchester United has helped to raise his own game.
A Portuguese playmaker has been a revelation at the club, with a role as club talisman taken on from the moment he joined the Red devils in January 2020.
Fernandes is often the man that United look to for inspiration, he has 36 goals and 22 assists, but there is plenty of talent around him – including Pogba who has rediscovered him form as part of an exciting midfield unit.
Fernandes has told the club’s official website of playing alongside Pogba: “My relationship with Paul since the beginning, as I met Paul already in Italy, I already know him with much, much relation but, of course, we have a good relationship.
“I think, on the pitch, there is still to come the best for both of us. We can do much better together. I think we are doing better now because people and players are concerned about who they might mark – we have Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes in the same places, the same pockets.
“Sometimes it is difficult for players to find who to mark and who to give freedom and so it’s good for the team. That is the best for us because we know we can help the team playing together.
“I think when you play with the best, your best comes out also. For me, playing with Paul, it’s playing with one of the best players in the world. So I think the best of me comes out and it’s helped me to have those kind of qualities.
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“I think Paul is one of the players who has a good spirit, good moments in the dressing room. He’s a really funny guy and can always have something good to say to make people laugh.”
While the France international appears to be happy for now, questions continue to be asked of his future at Old Trafford.
Pogba is approaching the final 12 months of his contract and is yet to sign an extension. If no fresh terms can be thrashed out, then United will be left with no choice than to cash in on the player.