• Fernandes is looking forward to playing alongside Pogba
  • Pogba has recovered from the ankle injury he had suffered December
  • Fernandes has scored 6 goals since his debut in February

When Bruno Fernandes made his Manchester United debut in February, Paul Pogba was out of action due to an injury.

Fernandes, who was signed by Man Utd during the January transfer window for a fee of $61 million, has already begun to make a difference in the team. He scored two goals in five league matches that earned him the award for the Premier League Player of the Month in his debut month as a Red Devils player.

Fernandes, who has scored six goals so far for Man Utd across tournaments, has said he is looking to play alongside Pogba when Man Utd take on Tottenham on Saturday in the Premier League.

Going into Saturday’s fixture, Man Utd are on an 11-match undefeated streak, and with the return of the likes of Pogba and Marcus Rashford, the Red Devils are expected to continue their impressive run.

Speaking about playing alongside Pogba, Fernandes told talkSPORT, "I think everyone is excited to see Paul Pogba play again after his long injury. For me, playing alongside him will be amazing, obviously, everyone wants to play with the best players and Paul is one of them. But we have a lot of good players and the most important thing is the results for Manchester United.”

Pogba, who is yet to score for Man Utd in the 2019-20 season, has played just seven games across tournaments. A few days ago, he was spotted training with other Man Utd teammates such as Fernandes and Rashford and looks to have fully recovered from the ankle injury he had suffered during the Boxing Day game against Newcastle.

He's ours: Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (right) does not want Paul Pogba (left) to leave the club
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (right) with Paul Pogba AFP / Oli SCARFF

Fernandes has also insisted Ole Gunnar Solskajer’s other players to step up ahead of their first match in three months in order to end the current campaign on a high.

“I think everyone has to be a leader in their own way. Everyone here is a leader, in everything you have different leaderships and I think I'm just another one,” the Portugal midfielder further added.

Man Utd, who are currently sitting fifth in the Premier League table, will aim at jumping ahead of fourth-placed Chelsea to secure a Champions League spot for the next season.