‘They can create something out of nothing’: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer heaps praise on midfield pair Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes… and likens it to when he played with Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs at Manchester United
- Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes have an eye-catching partnership at United
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says midfield pair can ‘create something out of nothing’
- He likens it to when he played with the likes of Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs
- Solskjaer believes United will start winning trophies again ‘at some point’
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has lavished praised upon his two midfield stars at Manchester United and claims they can ‘create something out of nothing.’
Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes haven’t played together much since the latter’s arrival in January given Pogba’s injury struggles, but they are both now fit and raring to go.
Early matches post-lockdown have given a glimpse of what they might be capable of and fans are waiting with bated breath to see what might become of their partnership in the centre of midfield.
Paul Pogba (left) and Bruno Fernandes have a formidable partnership at Manchester United
Fernandes’ arrival has given Ole Gunnar Solskjaer plenty of options in his United midfield
Solskjaer too, it seems, is excited and told Sky Sports this week: ‘The forward players know they have players behind them who can create something out of nothing.
‘Bruno can create chances where there’s no space – a little flick around the corner; he’s been very good with his back to play.
‘Paul creates too; they’re both creative players who can pick a pass, players with individual qualities. To be a centre-forward in front of these two is a joy. I’ve felt that myself playing with Paul Scholes, Juan Sebastian Veron, David Beckham, Ryan Giggs… it’s a nice position to be in.’
There have been questions raised over the exact system Manchester United should play to accommodate both players, and Solskjaer insists there is no one style they need to commit to.
Solskjaer says the pair can create ‘something out of nothing’ and has heaped praise on them
Pogba has struggled with injuries this season but is now back fit and ready and raring to go
‘I think we can play in many different ways,’ he added. ‘Bruno has played in central midfield, to the right, to the left, as a No 8, a No 10, in a diamond. It’s the same with Paul. And I have Scott McTominay, Fred, Nemanja Matic giving me a headache when I have to leave them out. It’s a good position to be in.
‘If we keep playing well, keep developing, get into the top positions… I know we can attract good players and everyone knows that Manchester United at some point will start winning trophies again.’
As it stands, United sit sixth in the Premier League table, but will move above Wolves to fifth if they win their game in hand against Brighton on Tuesday night.
Solskjaer likens it to when he played at United with the likes of Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes
Solskjaer congratulates Fernandes after United dumped Norwich out of the FA Cup this week