Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes says it will be ‘easy’ to play alongside Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford.
Fernandes hit the ground running after signing for United at the end of January, but previous injuries to Pogba and Rashford meant he did not get to play alongside them.
Now both are fit again, and United supporters are excited to see what the trio will be capable of when they are all on the pitch together.
Fernandes is excited too, and told the club website he is confident they will be able to link up successfully and make United a stronger team.
He said: “Linking up with Paul and Marcus is easy, they are two of the best players in the Premier League, they have qualities to help us a lot. They have already shown that and I think now with both of them back we will be stronger than before and this is good for us.”
Players want to win
Fernandes had a simple message to fans, that the team wants to keep winning and lift spirits after a tough three months.
He said: “The message I want to give to the fans is we will keep improving, we will try to do better and better and be the best we can. It’s difficult to forget the fans because football is about them. It will be really difficult to play without our fans but the most important thing for us now after a long stop is to play again and be on the pitch.”
United have a tough game on Friday away against Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham.
Fernandes is a near certain starter as is Marcus Rashford, although whether Paul Pogba should be selected or not is a big talking point.
Pogba and Fernandes played briefly together in a friendly last week and showed glimpses of quality together without really having a big game changing moment. You can’t judge their partnership off that, but it should preach caution that it may not click right away, against tough opponents.
United’s other midfield options of Fred, Scott McTominay and Nemanja Matic combine to create a tough decision for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who will also be looking ahead to a fixture at home to Sheffield United next Wednesday.
Point to prove
Fernandes himself heads into the game determined to continue the form which saw him voted into the BBC Team of the Season, after just six weeks of Premier League action.
It should not be forgotten that he is facing a Tottenham team who tried to buy him last summer, but like United, did not stump up the money.
He will not have forgotten, and Fernandes is such a competitor, he will have a little edge as he wants to prove them wrong.
A win can pile pressure on Chelsea in the race for the Champions League places, and Fernandes will need to be at his best to help United get all three points.
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