Paul Pogba has opened up about his partnership with Bruno Fernandes and says the Manchester United midfielder is a dream to play with.
Reports earlier this season claimed the player had grown envious of the former Sporting Lisbon skipper and coveted the freedom and attacking license he was given by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Since returning to full fitness, Pogba has formed a good understanding with the Portugal international and joked that the midfielder’s only weakness is in the defensive side of his game.
‘I enjoy playing with Bruno,’ Pogba told told MUTV. ‘He’s someone who understands the game and understands the movement that can give you a beautiful pass, he can finish too. He’s all over the place, he can do everything really… except defending!
‘But really, it’s always a joy to play him, to understand him. He understands me as well, he can take my position, I can take his position as well.
‘I think he suits the team, he’s a very dominant influence in our team.’
Pogba spoke about Solskjaer’s man-management style earlier this week and paid tribute to the team spirit he has helped foster in the club’s changing room with the mood contrasting to the one which forced the United to part ways with Jose Mourinho.
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‘I’m just myself with the guys and if it can help them to be relaxed and be happy and have a good performance, then I will keep doing it obviously,’ Pogba added.
‘I think it’s important to have a group that gel well together because football is teamwork and you have to be with everyone, you have to be connected, that’s how you win. When you’re connected like this, it’s easier to win.’