What Paul Pogba Did When Bruno Fernandes First Arrived In Manchester

Manchester United's Paul Pogba during the match.

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Bruno Fernandes was the piece Manchester United wanted to add to their midfield to partner Paul Pogba for a long time and in January, that became a reality.

The Portuguese man arrived following United’s long-term interest which he reciprocated. Fernandes was an addition that was supposed to add an attacking dynamic to the midfield as Pogba could not do everything on his own.

As expected, the former Sporting star settled into his squad immediately and proved to be an instant hit at Old Trafford.

Moreover, the Portuguese international also settled well in England after his arrival with relative ease. And it’s all thanks to his French colleague.


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According to the attacking midfielder, the former Juventus man was a massive help during his adaptation following the big money switch.

“Paul [Pogba] is the guy who came when I arrived with a big book and said ‘where do you want to live, what price you want to pay, house or apartment’,” the 25-year-old told SoccerBible.

“He flicked through the pages. I chose three places and he said okay tomorrow we will check them.

“I decided the next day – then I did the tests, then power tests, the next day I was with the team training and the next day I was playing against Wolves. And that day I went back to Portugal and when I arrived back I had the house. Adaptation in Manchester was really fast.”


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Fernandes went on to add: “I couldn’t imagine it would be fast like this because I lived in other countries and every time it was a problem to find a house and everything.”

There were many opinions regarding competition and rivalry between the two elite midfielders going about before the playmaker was signed. But clearly that hasn’t been the case.

Furthermore, they get along very well on the pitch as well as they proved it first time around against Sheffield United during midweek. United fans can hope this partnership between the ex-Sampdoria man and the French international develops into a strong bond on and off the pitch.