Pogba has been out of action since the day after Christmas, after suffering an ankle injury, and has been sort of replaced by Fernandes, with the Portuguese quickly becoming the club’s new talisman.
The duo play a similar role, and it seems that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking to take United in a new direction, with Fernandes as the focal point – not Pogba.
But World Cup winner Pogba said he can play alongside the Portuguese international because he is better as No. 6 than No. 10.
“I started as an attacker, then # 10 then # 6,” Pogba said on the UTD podcast. “Thank goodness I didn’t go to the center back!” It was because I wanted to touch the ball too much.
“I was the striker and I fell too much, so a coach said to me,” Okay, play No. 10 and hit the ball no more. “
“I still loved the ball too much and had too many hits, so he put me at number 6.”
United legend Paul Scholes recently spoke of Fernandes’ impact on Old Trafford, reiterating that he is the club’s new number 10 player.
Scholes also pointed out that the Red Devils had to sign more players to take over roles # 6 and # 8 in the middle of the park.
But Pogba’s latest comments suggest that he’s happy to play behind Fernandes in Solskjaer’s new system at Old Trafford.
Scholes told the BBC, “The only thing with Bruno is that he doesn’t look like a central midfielder for me, it’s a number 10.
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“He’s great on the ball, still on the U-turn and that’s the bond that United really needed. They lacked that quality in the midfield and since he came in, he has. “
“He can give the ball to the players, he has a good shot on him and he also looks like a real leader. United had missed it. “
“Whether he can play the midfield in two remains to be seen. He looks more like an Eric Cantona, a Teddy Sheringham – he can also beat players. “