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Ryan Giggs is excited to see Paul Pogba pair up with Bruno Fernandes for Manchester United

Published on: 07 June 2020

Former Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs believes Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes will be able to play together due to their 'individual quality'.

Since Fernandes joined United in the January transfer window, the Frenchman has been sidelined with an ankle injury as the Portuguese new boy has made quite the impression on the Premier League in his short time.

Pogba is now back to full fitness after the legnth enforced break due to the coronavirus crisis and he faced up against Fernandes in a intra-squad training friendly at Old Trafford on Saturday.

The Wales national team manager is confident that both players will gel in the United midfield ahead of the Premier League's return on June 17, as he spoke ahead of The Race - Wheels for Heroes, a virtual charity race organised to raise funds for the NHS.

'You can't answer that question until the play together, whether or not they will gel. Good players should be able to play with good players but we'll have to wait and see. They both have lots of quality, it's about if they can complement each other now.'

Giggs had plenty of praise for Fernandes - who joined from Sporting Lisbon after a lengthy transfer saga - as he hailed manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's new signings as 'good people'.

'Ole's signings have been good, not only as players but they are good people. Fernandes coming in has given everyone a lift, it's an exciting end to the season.'

The Welshman also implied that the 25-year-old could have the same impact at Old Trafford as club legend Eric Cantona, as he explained: 'It's early doors to be talking about the players who have come in and made an impact [such as Eric Cantona] but certainly he's off to a great start.

'He's made players around him better and has just fitted in straight away. That's always what you pray for when a new signing comes in. He looks a good guy as well, he wants to play for the club. He's exciting, when he receives the ball he will try things, if something doesn't come off he will try it again, he's brilliant to watch.

'He's given everyone a lift, the players around him, the staff, the fans. A really positive start but a long way to go yet.'


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