BRUNO FERNANDES and Paul Pogba have been chatting in Italian while they develop their midfield partnership.
The Portuguese playmaker has revealed the good relationship he shares with his Manchester United team-mate, on and off the pitch.
Bruno Fernandes has revealed an Italian connection in the Manchester United midfieldCredit: AFP or licensors
The midfielder is confident Paul Pogba will be motivated by a recent spell as an impact subCredit: PA:Press Association
Since arriving in January, United fans have been desperate to see the star duo create a dynamic partnership in the centre of the pitch.
And Fernandes, 26, believes it is only a matter of time before he and Pogba start to do ‘great things’.
He told Sky Sports: “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.
“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.”
Pogba and Fernandes first came across each other while playing for Juventus and Udinese.
The pair met five times, with the Frenchman claiming three wins before he left for Manchester.
The Red Devils forked out £90million for the 27-year-old but have arguably seen only glimpses of his full potential.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer even benched Pogba for three of the last four matches and Fernandes hopes that will serve to motivate the midfielder.
He 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.
“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.
“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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