Paul Pogba reveals he studied Man Utd team-mate Bruno Fernandes so duo could hit it off straight away

PAUL POGBA has revealed how hours of homework and studying led to his instant chemistry with Bruno Fernandes.

Manchester United forked out to bring the Portuguese star to Old Trafford from Sporting Lisbon in January.

Paul Pogba has revealed his intense homework in order to form a partnership with Bruno Fernandes

That led to initial questions over Pogba’s future, but instead of beginning to plot a move away, the then-injured Frenchman hit the videos.

And his hard-work off the pitch has led to him and his team-mates reaping it on it with United on a fine run of form ahead of tonight’s clash at Crystal Palace.

Speaking to BT Sport, Pogba explained: “When Bruno arrived, I got that I need to understand him straight away.

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“I didn’t want one month to adapt to his game so I watched him, watched his position, how he used the ball, what he’s good at so when I came back we could do well together.

“Straight away when I get to him [Bruno], I know ‘I can make this run’, ‘I know I have to pass him the ball there because he is dangerous there’.

“I try to analyse how he plays with the team, how to improve my positioning and stuff like that.”

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Pogba also revealed last month how much he is enjoying playing alongside Fernandes in the middle for United behind the front three of Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood.

The 2018 World Cup winner said: “From behind I just enjoy it.

“I’m enjoying just watching Bruno, Rashford, Martial and Mason, who all played the last game, and seeing them score goals.”

Fernandes has broken another Manchester United record that has seen him overtake Robin van Persie and Eric Cantona.

Fernandes, who has yet to taste defeat for United, has bagged an impressive seven goals and seven assists to catapult his side into Champions League contention.

The 25-year-old also now boasts a higher goal involvement in his first 11 league games than any other Old Trafford legend.

Van Persie had previously held the record after having a hand in 12 strikes following his controversial £24m move from rivals Arsenal in 2012.

The Dutchman went on to prove instrumental in United’s last Premier League triumph as he scooped the Golden Boot.

Dwight Yorke and Cantona were both involved in 11 goals, with the former proving more prolific upfront but King Eric laid on more assists.

Bruno Fernandes continued his unbeaten streak and notched another assist in the 2-2 draw against Southampton


By: Gary Stonehouse
Title: Paul Pogba reveals he studied Man Utd team-mate Bruno Fernandes so duo could hit it off straight away
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Published Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2020 18:53:15 +0000

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