Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes working in the same small group in training on Tuesday.
The Norwegian, who has spoken about his excitement of pairing the two together in his Manchester United midfield, saw the £140million duo in action at Carrington.
The Premier League are still awaiting the green light to resume contact training, but the pair were seen working in a group of five as Solskjaer put his squad through their paces.
Fernandes took to his Instagram after the training session and posted up a solitary picture from the session captured by club photographers with the caption ‘PP’ and a explosion emoji.
Pogba has made just two appearances for United since September and has yet to feature alongside Fernandes, who was a £47million signing from Sporting Lisbon in January.
The enforced Premier League break has allowed Pogba – who has had his campaign wrecked by two foot injuries – to fully recover and he is fit and ready to return to action, along with Marcus Rashford.
Speaking to Sky Sports’ The Football Show recently Solskjaer opened up on his excitement at having Pogba and Fernandes – as well as his other players – back on the pitch.
“Good players can always play together, so definitely, they can – it’s a big yes,” the manager said when asked about the possibility of Pogba and Fernandes playing together.
“I think it’s exciting, we do have an exciting squad. I’ve got Scott [McTominay], Fred, Nemanja [Matic] .There’s many games coming up and I’m sure we can find a good connection between them.”
United hope to resume full training in the next week with Premier League clubs voting on proposals for a return to contact training at their next shareholders’ meeting on Wednesday.
The original June 12 return date looks likely to come too soon for a return to action after the coronavirus pandemic brought a halt to football in March. Clubs are worried about the lack of contact training and are expected to ask for three weeks to get into shape.
ESPN report that the 20 clubs are “expected to push for a Friday date later in the month to restart the season” in a series of meetings that will take place this week with Tottenham at home to Manchester United reported to be the first game back.