Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sees a new attacking partnership blossoming at Old Trafford.
There is much anticipation within the United fanbase over the midfield connection between Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba ahead of the Premier League’s resumption against Tottenham Hotspur next Friday.
The pair have not yet featured together since the Portuguese playmaker’s arrival, and Solskjaer has a conundrum over how he should fit them into the same team.
But one partnership that has already shown promising signs in its infancy is that of Fernandes and centre forward Anthony Martial.
Solskjaer hopes a fully-fit Martial can thrive off the creativity offered by United’s January signing.
“Anthony’s had a difficult season with injuries but he started the season really well and he’s finishing off…well, the season’s not finished yet but he did really well towards the end,” he told Premier League productions.
“He’s working hard and for me Anthony was on the way to his best season at Manchester United so let’s see if he finishes it off and kicks on again.
“Tony and Bruno [Fernandes] have hit it off together so it’s a partnership that we hope can flourish.
“We knew he was a quality player and knew that when he came in he would have an impact straight away but you never know if he’s going to settle early in a new country but he’s taken to it like a duck to water.”
With a full complement to choose from, there is little excuse for not pushing Chelsea all the way for a top four spot in the nine remaining games of the league season.
Martial now has the perfect platform to deliver with Marcus Rashford, Pogba and Fernandes all likely to be supporting him in the final third.
We expect to see Fernandes continue to operate in the role in behind Martial, where he has added unpredictably and accuracy to Solskjaer’s side in attacking transition.