Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba not good enough to start, claim former Manchester United midfielder

Former Manchester United midfielder Eric Djemba-Djemba has claimed Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes won’t have made the starting XI in the Manchester United team that had Roy Keane and Paul Scholes in midfield.

Fans are very excited about the United midfield partnership of Pogba and Fernandes, but Djemba-Djemba feels they have a long way to go to match the club’s old midfield pairing.

“For sure!’ Djemba-Djemba told “Fernandes and Pogba would definitely have been on the bench behind [Roy] Keane and [Paul] Scholes.

“Those two were amazing together. Roy Keane was like a coach, like a manager to the team.

“I think that Paul Pogba can still get a lot better. He still a young lad, and we can still expect better things to come from him.”

Djemba-Djemba feels that Pogba now has the perfect set-up to thrive at United, not only because of Fernandes, but because of Nemanja Matic.

“Now you will see, with Matic and Fernandes, Pogba will become a world-class player again,” said the 39-year-old. “He needs them to push him, to tell him that he can do these things, to turn him into an even better player.

“I would just play Matic behind Pogba and Fernandes. I think that Matic is the best defensive midfielder at United at the moment. I don’t think that United need to sign any other midfielders.”