Manchester United Football Club have been on an upward trend since the year’s turn. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer deserves serious praise for that.
Wonderful signings have been made under the Baby Faced Assassin, though the crown jewel has to be Bruno Fernandes. The midfield maestro has walked straight into that team and performed miracles from day one.
It’s hard to fathom just how brilliant he has been. I think we all expected to see glimpses of his insane ability, but Fernandes has been playing at such a high level from the get-go. That rarely happens.
Emmanuel Petit is the latest ex-pro-turned-pundit to heap the praise on Fernandes, while the Frenchman seems excited about the prospect of the star duo of Paul Pogba and Fernandes playing together. It does get the blood flowing, that’s for sure…
“Fernandes has made a huge impact.” Petit told The Mirror on Saturday.
“In the space of two months he is the best buy in the winter market. He has made such a big impact. It’s like he’s been at the club for six years.
“He’s changed the mentality inside the dressing room. It’s hard for a player to come in mid-season and do that.
“Paul Pogba was meant to be doing this at Manchester United. It’s what he should have done in terms of leadership on the pitch.
“But I’m looking forward to seeing them together on the pitch, I want to see if that can work, and I’m pretty sure it can work.”
When Fernandes first started impressing, many, including myself, started looking at the Portuguese as a replacement for Pogba. But why not try and get those two performing together?
We’re talking about two of the most naturally gifted midfielders on the planet. Imagine these guys tearing it up in a midfield partnership? Finally, the Frenchman would have someone on his wavelength.
I get it, I’m pretty sure that Pogba doesn’t want to be here any longer, but we should utilise him while we’re still paying his wages. Pogba could be key for our assault on a spot in the top-four. Don’t forget that United are still fighting it out in both the FA Cup and Europa League, too. Make no mistake about it, this season could still be one in which trophies are won…