Solskjaer has thought about playing Fernandes and Pogba in the same midfield

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been thinking about the possibility of Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes playing in the same team this season.

Fernandes joined United in January and has been an instant success in midfield. There’s no point lying, even if you dislike Pogba, because we’ve all thought about the pair playing together at Old Trafford.

The Frenchman has missed the majority of the season due to injury but United expect him back in first-team training soon.

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Solskjaer admitted he has given thought to what a midfield consisting of both players could look like.

“Of course, you look at our squad and you want the best players playing together,” he told NBC Sport, as cited by the Manchester Evening News. “You have a hope that we get to the stage where we really challenge for the league.

“We want to consistently keep winning games like Manchester United teams do by playing convincing, attacking, free-flowing football with flair.”

Fernandes has given everyone a lift at the club since his arrival. Even the fans are noticing that games are more enjoyable when he plays.

The United boss can’t see a reason why he can’t continue this form.

“He definitely raised everybody; players, staff and supporters because he’s given us a big boost with his performances,” Solskjaer added.

“We can’t demand or expect him to continue like this, of course we hope so.

“I can’t see any reason why not but sometimes it just clicks for you early on and later you hit a difficult patch.

“But he’s the type of lad who will get through that because he loves football.

“He’s an old-fashioned: ‘I know everything about football, I love football, I don’t care about money, I just want to win’.

“It’s been a big boost for everyone.”

Pogba has a lot of work to do if he’s to win back the full support of United fans. His agent Mino Raiola has spoken out about Solskjaer a number of times this year and it really hasn’t helped matters, with most believing he will be off in the summer.

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