MANCHESTER UNITED fans are eagerly awaiting the announcement of tonight’s line-up versus Tottenham – with their midfield trio keeping everybody guessing.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to partner new star Bruno Fernandes with Paul Pogba in central midfield.
However, a tricky decision must be made over the third player given the nod, with Fred, Scott McTominay and Nemanja Matic all vying for a place.
And according to ex-United academy defender Alex Bruce, son of Red Devils hero Steve, the manager will opt for Fred.
He told Football Insider: “Obviously they’ve got the added influence of Pogba and Bruno Fernandes who will be a really, really good partnership in the centre of the park, that’s for sure.
“It’s going to be interesting to see who he plays, whether it’s going to be McTominay with them or Fred.
“I’m hearing that he’s going to go with Fred so we’ll have to wait and see how that midfield looks but when you look at them, they’re starting to look like a real strong outfit.
“If they all gel together like they hopefully will do, I think it will be good times ahead.”
After several months out with an ankle injury, Paul Pogba is fit again and could start at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Boss Solskjaer has called on the Frenchman to take up a leadership role in a squad brimming with young players.
He stated in his pre-match press conference: “Paul is one of the best midfielders in the world.
“He is a World Cup winner and we want to have that leadership on the pitch.
“Now that he is fit and training and available, I can see from his mentality and focus, that he is ready to play again.
“Whether that is for 45 minutes this time, or 60 I don’t know but gradually, over these next few months, we hope to work him back up to his best.”
Fernandes and Pogba played together in a pre-return friendly versus West Brom, although the Championship side won 2-1 on that occasion.
A United victory in tonight’s 8.15pm kick-off will see them jump Chelsea into the final Champions League qualification spot before the Blues get back underway at Aston Villa on Sunday.
By: Marc Mayo
Title: Man Utd team vs Tottenham ‘leaked’ with Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes to start with Fred in midfield, claims Alex Bruce
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/11903431/man-utd-team-tottenham-leaked-paul-pogba-bruno-fernandes-fred-alex-bruce/
Published Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2020 16:34:57 +0000