New Manchester United: Peter Schmeichel on Paul Pogba, Bruno Fernandes and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer


Peter Schmeichel is excited by the prospect that Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes to play together (Photo: Getty)

The legend of Manchester United, Peter Schmeichel, believes that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can accommodate Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes in his starting eleven by playing the French in a role more advanced.

The Red Devils are expected to resume their campaign in the Premier League with a trip to the north of London on Friday to play at Tottenham Jose Mourinho.

The team Solskjaer was on a sequence of 11 games without defeat before the pandemic is no obligation for the Premier League season to pause, but the pause has given to the absent of long-term Pogba and Marcus Rashford the time they need to regain a physical form and complete.

Although the return of Pogba is clearly a boost, its availability poses a dilemma tactics for Solskjaer. Fernandes has held the position of number 10 since his arrival from Sporting Lisbon and it has been argued in the middle of the field with a block of two men of Nemanja Matic and Fred. With Pogba a certain starter when he is fit, Solskjaer must find a way to make the best use of its available options in midfield.

Pogba and Fernandes have not yet played together (Picture: Getty)

But Schmeichel insists on the fact that this is precisely the type of “problem” that the managers are looking for, and said that Pogba should be used further to get the best out of his ability to attack.

“It is very important that United will resume where it stopped, and since the signing of Bruno Fernandes – who was not there for so long before everything stops – it has changed the way United played,” said Schmeichel.

“There has been an opportunity to get everyone, especially with Pogba. I can see it in a role of number 10 which I think it is more suitable. I think it is better to play with less responsibility defensive and less responsibility in the preparation. We have not yet seen the combination of Bruno and Pogba in a sense competitive, so it is something to look forward to.

POgba is in full form after a six month absence (Photo: Getty)

‘Its [Pogba] a quality you can’t discuss. It is a quality player, but everyone is confused as to the ideal position. When he came in and played further forward, it suits him better. I know that people focus on his passes long distance and they look fantastic but I look at his understanding of football. His short passage, how it puts people in.

“Bruno comes a little to the left. This is the kind of guy who is walking around. You can play the two side-by-side in a system 4-3-3, but it’s great to have Pogba back. This is a very, very long time that it is released. “

Training Session of Manchester United
Friday, Solskjaer faces Tottenham (Picture: Getty)

United are fifth and three points behind Chelsea before the final nine games of the season, while the Reds qualify for the quarter-finals of the FA Cup and the knockout stages of the Europa League.

The season rests on a knife edge but Schmeichel insists on the fact that Solskjaer has done a good job regardless of how the campaign ends, and that the basic elements are in place to improve in the years to come.

“I think Ole has done a very good job,” said Schmeichel.

“There has been a limited occasion to adjust the team. There has been speculation about so many players since he has done his work, but he managed it. He has players who play fantastically well that no one thought would ever play again for the club as Fred. I think he has played a key role in a lot of good things that happened during this race.

“Things are slowly starting to look like a dynamic in terms of best game, best defence, solid midfield, and then of the creation, to which you are accustomed to at Manchester United. I hope that we will see more.

“I am of the opinion that what we have is very good and what I’ve seen Ole do during this short period, it has been very successful.

“I think his transfer window in the summer with the arrival of the three young people. Harry Maguire is the captain of the club [but] Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James [too]. I thought it was so positive.

“They weren’t players required to win the Premier League the following day, they were brought in to build the team for the next two or three years. I prefer that to happen than to run after the names. They should be integrated at the club and I am confident that Ole. I trust his judgment. “

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