Gary Neville hands deadline to Man Utd over Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes

Gary Neville believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer only has until Christmas to make the Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba partnership at Manchester United succeed.

The duo have struggled to work together at times since Fernandes signed for United in January.

The arrival of Donny van de Beek has given Solskjaer even more headaches when it comes to working out his perfect midfield.

Many believe Pogba and Fernandes are the two most talented midfielders at Old Trafford, though fans are growing frustrated at the lack of compatibility between the pair.

And Neville believes Solskjaer should give it until Christmas before looking at making any changes.

Speaking on Sky Sports, Neville said: “Pogba's had seven or eight months with Fernandes, three of those have been in lockdown.

“Two have been pre-season, he had Covid about four weeks ago, I don't think they've been in a position to play together that much.

“I don't think we should be writing it off today. At Christmas time, if they can't play together, if the results don't improve with them both in the team, fair enough. But it's too early.”

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And the United hero added: “I don't give up hope Matic, Pogba, Fernandes can't play together in that three, there's going to come a point whereby the burden of having Paul Pogba on your shoulder is going to shine brightly on Ole.

“He's going to have to get him into the team alongside Fernandes, like he did post-lockdown where they did well together, had some good results.

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“This debate about whether they can play together or if they can play in the team together… If you'd have said to me 10 years ago, I'd have said 'no, forget about it'.

“But the way teams develop now with players, Manchester City won the league with Aguero, Sterling, Sane, De Bruyne, Silva and Fernandinho as a front six.”

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