Man Utd Lose 2-1 To West Brom; Pogba & Bruno Start TogetherFlying Pig
It is being reported that Manchester United have today lost a behind closed doors friendly against championship outfit West Brom with the Red Devils losing 2-1. Manchester United fielded Paul Pogba & Bruno Fernandes from the start in the centre of the park together.
This begs the question will Pogba and Fernandes work together in United’s Midfield? Only time will tell and you can only read so much into a behind closed doors friendly of this nature but it doesn’t bode that well!
We haven’t seen the two football stars feature together yet with Pogba being out injured during the time Bruno Fernandes signed and impressed the old Trafford faithful with his driving performances, winning the hearts of supporters in such a short time in the process.
The stats and performances over his career would suggest Bruno Fernandes’ best position seems to be at CAM in behind the striker and in front of 2 holding midfielders allowing him the freedom to create and maraude in the hole.
This is arguably Paul Pogba’s best position also so it will be interesting to see what Ole Gunnar Solksjaer plans to do to use Pogba and Bruno together. Perhaps playing Pogba in a holding position alongside Fred, Matic or McTominay is the plan but Pogba’s commitment of the denfensive aspects of this position have been questionable in the past.
It’s is also being reported that United played another friendly with a 2nd team today and won 3-1 against weaker WBA opposition.
Arsenal also lost to weaker opposition this weak losing 3-2 to Brentford In a behind closed doors friendly with many premier League clubs clearly experimenting in the build up to the resuming Premier League season.