Paul Pogba: It is a joy to play with Bruno Fernandes
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Paul Pogba: It is a joy to play with Bruno Fernandes

As the Manchester United midfielder continues to recover his full form after injury, Paul Pogba says it's a pleasure to play alongside Bruno Fernandes.

The 28-year-old was out for six weeks with a hamstring injury suffered in early February, but he returned with a bang, coming off the bench to lead Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side to a Europa League victory over AC Milan.

Pogba has since helped United in the FA Cup semi-finals and to second position in the Premier League, with United aiming for a fifth consecutive victory when Burnley comes to town on Sunday.

On their last visit to Old Trafford in January 2020, the Clarets inflicted an embarrassing 2-0 loss – one of the lowest points of the Red Devils' season, which was quickly followed by the big-money signing of Fernandes.

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Pogba loves what the 26-year-old brings to the club, and he has exceeded the lofty standards that came with his transfer from Sporting Lisbon.

"I enjoy playing with Bruno," Pogba told MUTV. "He's someone who understands the game and understands the movement that can give you a beautiful pass, he can finish too.

"He's all over the place, he can do everything really... except defending! But really, it's always a joy to play him, to understand him. He understands me as well, he can take my position, I can take his position as well.

"I think he suits the team, he's a very dominant influence in our team."

In the absence of suspended skipper Harry Maguire, Fernandes is one of a number of leaders in the United dressing room, including Pogba, who was given the armband for Thursday's 2-0 Europa League quarter-final second leg victory against Granada.

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