Schmeichel explains how Solskjaer can play Fernandes and Pogba in Man Utd starting XI

Manchester United legend, Peter Shemeichel has given Ole Gunner Solskjaer the solution on how to play both Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes in a starting XI.

As Premier League returns, Manchester United tackles Tottenham Hotspur in London this Friday as they continue their push for a Champions League place.

One of the major decision Ole Gunner Solskjaer has to make is how to play both Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba in his starting XI but there seems to be a solution.

Peter Schmeichel believes Paul Pogba should be rid of defensive duty and played further up the field while Bruno Fernandes should be played on the left of a midfield three.

‘There’s been an opportunity to get everyone back, particularly with Pogba. I can see him in a more number 10 role which I think he’s more suited to.

‘I think he’s better playing with less defensive responsibility and less responsibility in the build-up.

‘We haven’t seen the combination of Bruno and Pogba yet in a competitive sense so it’s something to look forward to.

‘His [Pogba] quality you can’t debate. He’s a quality player but everyone has been confused about his ideal position.

‘When he’s come on and played further forward it suits him better. I know people focus on his long range passing and they look fantastic but I look at his football intelligence. His short passing, how he puts people in.

‘Bruno is coming a little bit of the left. He’s the sort of guy that roams around. You could play both of them next to each other in a 4-3-3 system but it’s just great to have Pogba back. It’s been a very, very long time that he’s been out.’

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