Finally, Solskjaer speaks up on potential Pogba-Fernandes partnership in midfield

Manchester United head coach, Olé Gunnar Solskjaer, has expressed confidence that Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes can play together in midfield, despite calls for caution from pundits over the potential partnership.

Speaking to Sky Sports, the Norwegian said: “Good players can always play together, so definitely, they can [play together] – it’s a big yes. I think it’s exciting… we do have an exciting squad.

“I’ve got Scott, Fred, Matic. There’s many games coming up and I’m sure we can find a good connection between them. We’ve been discussing that as a coaching team of course, and we’re looking forward to it.

“Of course Bruno coming in, making the impact he made, it was a boost for everyone, the club, supporters and players. Getting Paul and Marcus Rashford back would be fantastic.

“Paul has had a difficult season with injuries, and Marcus as well is getting back. So for us, and for them too, this gives them a chance to start on a par or even ahead of other players.”

There is belief in some quarters that playing Pogba and Fernandes in midfield may allow teams to open up our defence with less difficulty, but clearly, Olé doesn’t care, and it would be interesting to see if he throws both players on the pitch in the coming days.