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Bruno Fernandes Says He Speaks Italian To Paul Pogba "Most Of The Time" As They Build Midfield Partnership

Bruno Fernandes Says He Speaks Italian To Paul Pogba "Most Of The Time" As They Build Midfield Partnership

Bruno Fernandes has revealed that he speaks to Paul Pogba in Italian as they look to build their midfield partnership at Manchester United.

Fernandes, who joined the Old Trafford club in January, claims he has a "good relationship" with Pogba on and off the pitch.

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The Portuguese also said the Frenchman being on the bench is not an issue and believes they can do "great things" for the team in the future.

Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: "We have a good relationship, of course.

"We both speak Italian so most of the time we speak Italian. I have a good relationship with him on and off the pitch.

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"He's a funny guy, he always wants to joke.

"I know him from Italy already but now I have the chance to be in a team with a World Cup winner.

"It's always a pleasure being in a team with him because I can learn a lot from him, and he can learn a lot from me. Together we can do great things."

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Fernandes added: "Paul wants to play, he wants to be in the first XI, that is no different to any player - they all want to be in the first XI.

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"Of course Paul is an amazing player who has done a lot of great things in the past few years. The way he came in against Paris Saint-Germain, against Newcastle, was perfect for the team.

"A lot of people may think Paul is angry on the bench and that he will do nothing when he comes on because he is angry, but he comes in with the right motivation, as we saw with his assist in Paris.

"He was there, he was fighting, holding the ball in the corner for us, he did a really good job.

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"Maybe some people think he was angry because he wanted to play and that he wants to leave the club. Everyone knows the qualities Paul has, he is doing very well.

"Being on the bench is a problem for everyone, but this problem is motivation for Paul.

"He uses this as motivation and he is helping the team a lot when he comes in and plays, like he did in the last game in the Champions League."

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Of late, it's been one or the other with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer leaving Fernandes on the bench against RB Leipzig in the Champions League.

Pogba, on the other hand, made an appearance as a substitute against Paris Saint-Germain and Newcastle United.

Solskjaer has yet to figure out the Fernandes-Pogba dilemma as they both started against Arsenal but failed to impress, losing 1-0 at Old Trafford.

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Topics: Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba, Football News, Football, Manchester United

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