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Paul Pogba’s determined promise to Bruno Fernandes

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba made a determined promise to create chances for attacking team-mate Bruno Fernandes after he arrived from Sporting Lisbon 12-months ago.

Fernandes, 27, arrived at Old Trafford during last year’s winter transfer window.

Since joining, the Portuguese attacking midfielder has had a huge effect on the Reds’ attacking threat.

After being directly involved in a whopping 44 goals from just his first 47 appearances in all competitions, the 27-year-old has seen comparisons drawn to the likes of legend Eric Cantona.

In a recent interview with NBC Sports, Fernandes has revealed how team-mate Pogba promised to provide him with quality chances upon his arrival last January.

“He speaks Italian and I speak Italian,” Fernandes explained, as quoted by MEN. “From the beginning I knew him from Italy and he knows me. It was easy to work with him.

“Straight away when I arrived, he was injured. I saw him recovering and training on the pitch away from us.

“He was calling me sometimes when I was training and he said ‘I’m seeing the games, I’m seeing your movement, don’t worry. When I’m fit, I will show you that I can find you. I see you move, you move to the right and to the left, in behind. When I come back, I will show you how I can find you a lot.’

“It shows you the confidence he gives to you, like when he comes back, he’s trying to help you become better and you help him to become better.”

Pogba, 27, has recently seen a major upturn in form which was plagued by a string of niggling injuries.

However, now back to full fitness and seemingly firing on all cylinders, the Frenchman will be hoping to continue to link-up with Fernandes as the Reds push on in their pursuit of their 21st Premier League title.

It is unlikely that fans will see both Fernandes and Pogba feature in their team’s next match which is scheduled for Saturday evening.

The Red Devils are set to host Championship side Watford in the FA Cup’s Third Round but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to ring the changes ahead of a crucial set of fixtures.

Read more: Opinion: Solskjaer deserves more credit for United’s league turnaround

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