Bruno Fernandes feels the world should not forget the "real Paul Pogba"

Bruno Fernandes believes Paul Pogba’s critics have forgotten how talented the World Cup winner is and cannot wait to play alongside him at Manchester United. Pogba has often faced criticism from pundits and has been the subject of scorn since he returned to Old Trafford in a £90 million deal from Juventus in August 2016.

Fernandes, who has made a flying start to his own United career since joining from Sporting CP in January, feels Pogba will benefit hugely from the Red Devils’ growing confidence when football returns once the suspension of the Premier League due to the coronavirus pandemic is lifted.

In a Q&A with United’s website Fernandes said, 

“I’m looking forward to playing with him. I think we have a lot of good players in midfield. Obviously, Paul is injured for a long time and we all know he has a lot of qualities. We can say in football that people normally forget what you do good when you have a mistake. You can do good for 34 games and one game you do bad and everyone will remember that.”

Fernandes also spoke about how important Pogba is for the club and that fact that people expect from him as much as Juventus expect from Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona expect from Lionel Messi. 

The Portuguese international was also seen confident about the fact that the atmosphere in the United dressing room now will definitely lift Pogba and that will reflect on his performances very soon.

Fernandes has three goals and four assists in just nine Manchester United appearances prior to football being halted, his numbers have been exquisite but it’s more about the attitude, something that has always been reported as a problem for the Frenchman. He also opened up on the fact that he has been with Paul on the field but when the World Cup winner was at Juventus. 

The Portuguese midfielder highlighted the fact that it is not a cakewalk to play against Pogba, especially when you have to mark him. Pogba’s vision, power, and technique are as good as any midfielder and that is something the former Sampdoria man feels the world shouldn’t forget. 

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