Fernandes gives insight into Pogba relationship as duo link up for first time

Date published: Friday 19th June 2020 10:39

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Bruno Fernandes insists he has found a “good connection” with all his Manchester United teammates, not just Paul Pogba, after linking up with him for the first time.

Fernandes started as United claimed a draw away at Tottenham, whereas Pogba had to settle for a place on the bench. The Frenchman came on in the second half for his first appearance of 2020, and the duo showed a glimpse of their highly anticipated partnership.

They combined for United’s equaliser, as Pogba won the penalty which Fernandes converted.

The Portuguese midfielder was impressed with the chances his side created upon their return, revealing he has been training in partnership with Pogba. However, he was keen to praise all his teammates.

“We did very well,” Fernandes told Sky Sports. “It was a difficult game.

“They scored on the counter but we were in the game. We had a lot of chances.

“We want to win every game bit a good result. After a long stop, we did very well.

“When we train in groups, I trained with Paul Pogba. I found a good connection with everyone though. Paul won the penalty and I kicked it.”

United could have had a second penalty late on as Fernandes thought he had been clipped, but VAR overturned the decision.

After urging his teammates to keep pushing for a top four finish, Fernandes accepted the reversal of the decision.

“We need to look at the Champions League,” he added. “At the end I kicked the ball and then found his foot. The VAR is here to help, if it says no penalty we have to accept.”

Read how TEAMtalk rated the players from both sides here – with Fernandes and Pogba both receiving positive scores.

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