Paul Pogba’s advice to Bruno Fernandes upon his Man Utd arrival last year

Bruno Fernandes has opened up on advice Paul Pogba gave him following his arrival at Manchester United.

Fernandes signed for the Premier League giants from Sporting Lisbon last January and has helped United to the top of the table.

The Portuguese star has built up a strong on-field relationship with Pogba with the pair impressing together in recent weeks.

And Fernandes has explained how Pogba gave him confidence with a message following his signing.

“Straight away when I arrived, he was injured," Fernandes told NBC Sport. "I saw him recovering and training on the pitch away from us.

“He was calling me sometimes when I was training and he said: 'I'm seeing the games, I'm seeing your movement, don't worry. When I'm fit, I will show you that I can find you.

“‘I see you move, you move to the right and to the left, in behind. When I come back, I will show you how I can find you a lot.'

“It shows you the confidence he gives to you, like when he comes back, he's trying to help you become better and you help him to become better."

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United currently sit second in the Premier League, level on points with leaders Liverpool.

Though Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, vitally, have a game in hand on the Merseyside outfit.

And Fernandes has praised Pogba’s impact in recent weeks, adding: “We ended the [2019/20] season really well playing together. But of course the beginning of the season was hard for Paul because he had Covid.

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“We know it's not a joke, it's hard to come back after 15 days isolated doing nothing.

“It was really difficult for Paul to find his form but I think he's much better and feeling much more confident.

“The goal against West Ham [in December] gave him much more confidence. The team needs him and he has the quality to help us.”

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