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Bruno Fernandes And Paul Pogba 'Wouldn't Have Started' For Sir Alex Ferguson's Team

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Bruno Fernandes And Paul Pogba 'Wouldn't Have Started' For Sir Alex Ferguson's Team

Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba wouldn't have made the starting XI for Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United teams, that's according to one of Scotsman's former midfielders.

The dynamic duo have been impressing fans, pundits and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer since football returned last month, with Pogba's introduction in the first match back against Spurs changing things around for United.

Since then the pair have really impressed, as United's unbeaten run has reached 14 games, but it's not enough for one former United midfielder, with Eric Djemba-Djemba saying the pair wouldn't have got into a Sir Alex Ferguson team.

"For sure! Fernandes and Pogba would definitely have been on the bench behind [Roy] Keane and [Paul] Scholes," he told Bettingapps.com when asked about the current midfield pair playing under Fergie.

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

Pogba set up Fernandes' goal against Brighton. Image: PA Images
Pogba set up Fernandes' goal against Brighton. Image: PA Images

Of course Scholes and Keane are both considered amongst the greatest midfielders the Premier League has ever seen and they played in an incredible period for the Old Trafford club.

The pair won 18 league titles between them during their time playing under Fergie, 12 of which came when they played together, as well as a litany of other titles.

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Djemba-Djemba joined in 2003, just over two years before Keane left the 'Theatre of Dreams' but he lasted just 18 months in Manchester, makin only 20 league appearances.

It was tough for anyone at the time to break the duo of Scholes and Keane up but Pogba and Fernandes surely would have had a better chance than the Cameroonian.

Keane and Scholes were the original great midfield pairing for United. Image: PA Images
Keane and Scholes were the original great midfield pairing for United. Image: PA Images

Speaking about how Fernandes and Pogba might fit in together against more attacking sides the former Aston Villa man added, "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."

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Matic, whose contract was extended for another year earlier in the season, is certainly picking up plenty of plaudits for being the defensive balance United currently need.

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Solskjaer's team are now within two points of Chelsea in fourth place and three behind Leicester City in third place, following both side's losses to West Ham and Everton respectively on Wednesday.

If they are to qualify for the Champions League next season then it's likely to have plenty to do with both Fernandes and Pogba, with the former Sporting man particularly having a huge impact since January.

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Where will United finish this season? Let us know in the comments.

Topics: Bruno Fernandes, Paul Scholes, Paul Pogba, Football News, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United, Premier League, Roy Keane

Ryan Sidle
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