Paul Pogba has opened up about what Alexis Sanchez told him in the build up to the Manchester Derby.
The Frenchman seemed to have had a massive dip in form ever since the Chilean’s arrival at the club. Sanchez, too, struggled in his first few games since signing for United.
Many fans and pundits went on to claim that the ego clash would mean they would never be able to play and work together.
However, it appears as though Jose Mourinho has found a tweak to his system that has started to get the best out of them.
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The duo was magnificent against Swansea two weeks ago, and after a woeful first half for United in the Manchester Derby, it was their combination that turned the game on its head, as the Reds came from 2-0 down to win 3-2.
Their bond on the pitch only looks set to grow stronger from here, and Pogba’s recent interview shows that they are already learning more about each other and discussing about how they can work together.
“I know they like to attack so we had to get forward,” Pogba explained to Sky Sports.
“I know when he [Sanchez] has the ball he likes to play, I saw the space and I just went. Luckily I was there.
“We lifted because we were 2-0 down – one goal and obviously your confidence goes up. Before the game he [Sanchez] said ‘I see you all the time, just make the run and I will find you.'”
Pogba also revealed that he regularly receives advice from veteran midfielder Michael Carrick, saying: “Every time after training, he [Carrick] talks to me. It’s hard to make this run when you play in a two because you have to stay, when we have three I can go forward.”