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Pogba and Fernandes paring will require a sacrifice - Darren Fletcher

Pogba and Fernandes paring will require a sacrifice - Darren Fletcher

Former Manchester United player Darren Fletcher believes a little bit of sacrifice will be needed in other to have both Pogba and Bruno Fernandes playing effectively in a game.

Many Manchester United fans are already anxious about the return of the Premier League and especially seeing their two best players Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes playing together in a game as they have never played together since Bruno Fernandes joined United from Sporting Lisbon.

Darren Fletcher is also convinced both players can play together but might require sacrificing another player in other to accommodate both Midfielders and have them give their best to the team.

The former United man revealed this why speaking with MUTV.

'Without doubt, of course. Great players can come together,’ Fletcher said

'Listen: somebody might have to sacrifice a little bit of something – that’s part of being in a team, it's not an individual sport.'

'When you play with a certain midfield, whether it's a midfield three, you adapt your game to complement each other. That’s what I had to do at United. I was in the team with lots of different midfielders, lots of combinations and, if a certain midfielder was playing, I would try to take up positions to allow him to benefit and he would do things to allow me to benefit.'

'It’s all about being compatible and recognising the strengths of your fellow team-mates and how to get your best performance, but, ultimately, you might be sacrificing what you do best to allow someone else to excel, which helps the team win.'

Fletcher also praised Bruno Fernandes claiming the Portuguese ability has been there for everyone to see.

'I think he’s been fantastic. Listen, his ability has been there for everyone to see. For me, it’s been his personality and his attitude.'

'He tries things, he tries difficult passes but, when he gives it away, it's his reaction after he does it. It’s fantastic, his hunger to try and get the ball back. He doesn’t throw his arms up in the air or sulk and moan.'

'He’s bossing people on the pitch, he’s taking responsibility. He's looked like the epitome of a Manchester United player. He wants to be there, he wants the ball, he demands the ball. He’s seen Old Trafford as his theatre and he’s relishing it.

'He's sort of been a breath of fresh air with personality more than anything, which is what you need to play for Man United. Ability’s not enough. You need the personality to play for Manchester United and he epitomises it.'

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