Solskjaer reveals what he loves about Manchester United’s midfield

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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has expressed delight with his options in midfield since the arrival of Bruno Fernandes in January and the return from injury of Paul Pogba in June, praising the pair’s creativity.

“The forward players know they have players behind them who can create something out of nothing,” Solskjaer told Sky Sports.

“Bruno can create chances where there’s no space – a little flick around the corner; he’s been very good with his back to play.

“Paul creates too; they’re both creative players who can pick a pass, players with individual qualities. To be a centre-forward in front of these two is a joy. I’ve felt that myself playing with Paul Scholes, Juan Sebastian Veron, David Beckham, Ryan Giggs… it’s a nice position to be in.

“I think we can play in many different ways.

“Bruno has played in central midfield, to the right, to the left, as a No 8, a No 10, in a diamond. It’s the same with Paul. And I have Scott McTominay, Fred, Nemanja Matic giving me a headache when I have to leave them out. It’s a good position to be in.”

Both players were involved in our second goal against Brighton as Pogba laid on an assist for Fernandes to score.