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Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes has praised Paul Pogba for his reaction to being benched by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the latest games.
Pogba was one of several players to be left out after they suffered a 6-1 home defeat to Tottenham earlier last month. The French international has made overall 8 appearances during this season having played 400 minutes. Pogba has scored one goal and provided 2 assists.
“Paul wants to play, he wants to be in the first XI, that is no different to any player – they all want to be in the first XI,” Fernandes told Sky Sports.
“Of course Paul is an amazing player who has done a lot of great things in the past few years. The way he came in against Paris Saint-Germain, against Newcastle, was perfect for the team.
“A lot of people may think Paul is angry on the bench and that he will do nothing when he comes on because he is angry, but he comes in with the right motivation, as we saw with his assist in Paris.
“He was there, he was fighting, holding the ball in the corner for us, he did a really good job. Maybe some people think he was angry because he wanted to play and that he wants to leave the club. Everyone knows the qualities Paul has, he is doing very well.
“Being on the bench is a problem for everyone, but this problem is motivation for Paul. He uses this as motivation and he is helping the team a lot when he comes in and plays, like he did in the last game in the Champions League.”
source – Manchester Evening News
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