Man Utd told how to get the best out of Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes

Louis Saha feels Man Utd need to play to Paul Pogba's strengths to get the best out of his midfield combination with Bruno Fernandes.

The duo offered a glimpse of what they can do on the field together on Friday, playing pivotal roles to help United come from behind against Tottenham.

Much has been made of how they can fit into the same set-up under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who opted to start Pogba on the bench for the fixture.

But ex-United striker Saha believes both players offer something different, and detailed how they can operate in the same side going forward.

"I think everyone is excited," Saha told Compare.bet. "There is absolutely no reason they can’t play together, they have different qualities.

"No one can tell me that Bruno Fernandes can do exactly what Paul Pogba can do and vice versa. They are two very different players.

"Bruno keeps strikers on their toes with his ability to pick a pass a bit higher up the pitch than Paul. He makes sure they’re constantly moving.

"Paul Pogba can also play at number 10. I don’t think it’s his best position, but he can do it because he’s technically gifted.

"He’s at his best from the number 8 position. I think Bruno can play deeper too, but Paul is better physically and can hold off two or three opposition players to create from deep."

Both players took up similar roles to what Saha has described in Friday's draw at Spurs, and to good effect.

While Pogba was sitting deeper, he was still given licence to roam and won his side a penalty from an advanced position, which Fernandes duly dispatched to equalise.

"You have to play to Pogba’s strengths and give him freedom," Saha continued. "Let’s put him in a position where he can influence the game and enhance the creativity of the side, because that’s what United is all about."

Mirror Football's Top Stories




United have also been boosted this week by the news Scott McTominay has signed a new contract until at least 2025.

The Scottish youngster has been providing stern competition to United's other midfield option, giving Solskjaer a nice problem to contend with.

Saha added: "Of course, the combination of Pogba and Bruno can be magical, but Scott and Fred have definitely impressed me recently. The four or five midfielders they have are good players, so Ole has great options."

Sign up to the Mirror Football email here for the latest news and transfer gossip.

Source: Read Full Article

Create Account



Log In Your Account