Pogba Man Utd commitment queried as key to Bruno tandem is revealed

Date published: Friday 19th June 2020 6:11

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John Barnes has voiced his doubts over the viability of Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes’ partnership bringing success to Man Utd.

The Red Devils resume their charge for Champions League football with a stern test against Tottenham Hotspur.

Solskjaer’s men had been arguably the form side in the Premier League prior to football’s hiatus.

A run of 11 games unbeaten across all competitions set pulses racing, a feat even more impressive given Pogba’s asbence.

January signing Fernandes breathed new life into Man Utd’s attacking displays. Since then, mouths have been watering over his potential axis with Pogba.

However, Liverpool and England legend John Barnes has expressed doubts over the viability of the tandem.

Speaking exclusively to BonusCodeBets, Barnes was quick to praise the duo’s ability, but voiced concerns over the Frenchman’s attitude and commitment to the club.

“On paper, in terms of ability, this is a fantastic combination of [Paul] Pogba and [Bruno] Fernandes, but it isn’t as simple as that,” said Barnes.

 

“It depends on the attitude of the players. Pogba’s ability has never been in question – it’s been his attitude.

“Ability is very important, but attitude is much more important, and that has been the question over Paul Pogba.

“Yes, he has been injured and I’m not even questioning his ability because I know he’s a fantastic player. A World Cup winner; he can do everything. It’s a question of whether he is committed.

“There’s also the question mark of him staying at Manchester United, going back to Juventus or even going to Real Madrid.

“A Paul Pogba who is not committed is no good to anybody.”

 

Stam weighs in on Bruno, Pogba

Meanwhile, ex-Man Utd treble winner, Jaap Stam, has also weighed in on the prospective partnership.

The Dutchman gave his thoughts on Fernandes’ initial impact, and also dissected Solskjaer’s reign with the club so far.

“For Bruno, he has done a fantastic job in how he’s been leading the team at times and how he’s been creative.

“Having that extra little bit of flair in the midfield to give to the team, not a lot of players can do that.

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