Ian Wright senses Man Utd are returning to glory days – ‘Something’s happening’

Manchester United are on their way back to being a major force again, according to Arsenal legend Ian Wright. After Saturday’s FA Cup quarter-final win over Norwich, United are now unbeaten in their last 14 matches in all competitions. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are well placed to earn a Champions League qualification spot and are also in the quarter-final of the Europa League.

Bruno Fernandes has made a huge impact since his arrival in January and Paul Pogba is now back fit to play alongside the Portugal star in midfield.

Wright says the spine of the United side is looking strong and reckons they will soon be challenging for major honours.

“Yeah something’s happening, you can tell,” Wright said on BBC One.

“I think if David de Gea as well could get that form that we saw a few years back, then with the spine with him, Harry Maguire of course – people were digging him out the other day against Spurs but he’s still a quality player – Fernandes, Martial on his form, the spine seems pretty good.

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“Pogba, what’s going to happen? Is he going to stay?

“You’re looking at the way the team is playing, they look like a team that is ready to get going again.”


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Meanwhile, England legend Alan Shearer says Fernandes has been the key to United’s upturn in form.

“He has been [the difference], he has been key,” Shearer said.

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“He has made a huge difference. We were well aware of how Man United would like to play.

“They were a counter-attacking team and they were very good at it, with the pace that they have.

“But this guy has brought so much class going forward to them.

“They were a safe team, they didn’t have that midfielder to unlock the defence of teams, when they used to sit deep with numbers they didn’t have anyone to produce that killer pass.

“But this is the difference now. When I say a safe team, that’s what they used to do without him in the side. Go right, push it along and then the team can get numbers back.


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“But now he can produce the killer pass and the risky pass.

“He’s had 10 starts, he’s got four goals himself, four assists because of the class pass he can see and pick out.

“He keeps everything flowing, everything moving forward and he’s making the players ahead of him better players.”

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