Former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov says he is unsure whether both Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba can play in the same team.
Fernandes has been a revelation since he arrived from Sporting Lisbon during the January transfer window, but he has yet to play a single minute alongside Pogba, who has been out with an ankle injury since late December.
Berbatov’s major concern about the pair is that they could be too similar to one another:
“They’re similar players, both intelligent enough to think three steps ahead when they’re on the ball. Sometimes footballers are too similar to play together.”
“But I hope that’s not the case here because, with Fernandes and Pogba in the same midfield, United could be a very imaginative team that would surprise opponents next season or even sooner.”
Whether that will prove to be the case, we shall have to wait and see. With the Coronavirus pandemic, the wait to see the two players play in the same team could be a long one.
At the moment, Premier League fixtures have only been postponed until early April but they are expected to be pushed back even further with the peak for those infected still believed to be a number of weeks or even months away.