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Newcastle – MU press conference: What did coach Solskjaer say about Pogba – Maguire? (Part 2)

Coach Solskjaer admitted MU’s bad start

After the opening three matches of the season, MU lost 2 and conceded 11 goals, including a 1-6 defeat against Tottenham. Explaining this, coach Solskjaer said: “We knew there was a bad start to the season and the game had a really bad result (Tottenham). After there were only 10 people left, we couldn’t stay stable or get a better result.

We knew we had to perform better but now it’s all been 2 weeks to think about it. Those who, after having experienced matches at the national team, hope to be able to reflect on whether the problem is positive or negative”.

MU’s star was angry because of the rumor of betraying Solskjaer

Recently, The Times’ writer Duncan Castle also revealed that Fernandes led a group of MU players who wanted to fire coach Solskjaer right after that match. However, Fernandes denied all the above rumors completely in an interview with Sport TV, shortly after Portugal’s 3-0 win over Sweden in the Nations League.

“There have been a lot of bad rumors since I joined MU. First, they said I rebelled in the dressing room, conflicted with my teammates. A normal conversation with Lindelof has been turned into a quarrel, and now I’m disappointed with Coach Solskjaer. All of these are false information. We still unite and work together to help MU overcome the current difficult situation”, said Fernandes.

MU spent money quickly, Kingsley Coman and Alaba

According to Sport Bild, MU soon sent a representative to contact Hasan Salihamidzic – sporting director of Bayern Munich. Kingsley Coman is the face that MU has long targeted, when he can bring many solutions to attack, from two sides to “number 10”.

In addition, Salihamidzic recently admitted that Bayern Munich had failed to negotiate an extension with Alaba. Alaba’s contract expires at the end of the season, Bayern run the risk of losing the Austrian star without earning any money. It is because MU understands the worries of the German and European champions, so he proposed a transfer in January 2021.

Pogba and Fernandes, a couple full of debt

Contrary to the worries of fans, Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes quickly showed that they were a couple of “debtors”.

There was an opinion that MU should put Pogba on the transfer floor after having Fernandes. Because of his special personality, the French midfielder can hardly create a happy “marriage” with Fernandes.

However, contrary to the worries of fans, Pogba and Fernandes have shown that they are a couple of debtors. 

The “marriage” between the world’s top two midfielders was first tested for fire in the last 30 minutes of the 1-1 draw with Tottenham. At Tottenham Stadium, Pogba earned an 11-meter goal to help Fernandes grab a point for the “Red Devils“.

A few days later, the perfect combination of Pogba and Fernandes in midfield is the launch pad for Anthony Martial to flourish with a hat-trick, engulfing annoying opponent Sheffield United. 

By the match against Norwich last night, the French midfielder and former Sporting Lisbon player continued to have the same coordination as the ball for more than 40 minutes playing together. 

Before Pogba was launched in the 78th minute, Fernandes could not find a familiar partner to support, distribute the ball and showed little creative role. Consequently, MU encountered many difficulties in penetrating the Norwich defense. 

The perfect combination of Pogba with Fernandes is helping coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer be very optimistic with future plans. Now he can put aside concerns Pogba and Fernandes stomped on each other in the “Red Devils” squad.

In fact, Pogba and Fernandes can perfectly pair together. If the Norwegian strategist wants to use a three-man midfield, it could be Pogba, Fernandes and Scott McTominay. 

In the case of MU playing with 4 midfielders, Pogba and McTominay will assume the role of central midfielder, while Fernandes jumps up right after the two forwards.