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Man Utd star Bruno Fernandes reveals why he won’t talk about Paul Pogba after Brighton win

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Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes has labelled David De Gea and Mason Greenwood ‘amazing’ for their performances in the 3-0 win against Brighton in the Premier League. The Portuguese did not want to talk too much about Paul Pogba though.

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Fernandes netted twice after Greenwood’s opener to move United to within just two points of Chelsea who sit in fourth.

The Red Devils were never threatened by Brighton and the Portuguese was instrumental in everything good they did on the south coast.

Fernandes was keen to put an emphasis on the team and not his partnership with Pogba though.

He said to Sky Sports: “The most important thing is the three points but we played well and the result was good. We didn’t concede again which is important.

“David de Gea made two or three amazing saves, we are very happy.

Man Utd star Bruno Fernandes scored twice in the 3-0 win against Brighton

Man Utd star Bruno Fernandes scored twice in the 3-0 win against Brighton (Image: GETTY)

“We knew that we needed to push forwards and to try and score from minute one. I was lucky with the first goal and the second goal was amazing, an amazing pass from Mason.

“We are fighting for a place in the Champions League and we know we can achieve this.

“I don’t want to talk too much about me and Paul Pogba, we are happy to play together but I am happy to play with everyone.

“We can combine together, we have qualities, but we know that we have team-mates who can do well.”

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United hero Patrice Evra was also very impressed with Fernandes and believes he is an amazing addition to the squad.

He said: “I’m in love with this player (Fernandes)! I’m really impressed.

“Coming in January is not easy. Even the way he talks is positive. But we talk about Bruno, Pogba… what about Matic? He was my man of the match today.

“Without him I don’t think Bruno and Pogba can express themselves as well.”

Man Utd ace Bruno Fernandes celebrates with Marcus Rashford and Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Man Utd ace Bruno Fernandes celebrates with Marcus Rashford and Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Image: GETTY)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was delighted with how United played and singled out Fernandes and Pogba.

He exclaimed: “The confidence comes from performances and knowing they’ve done the right things leading into the restart. They worked hard during the lockdown and we know we have loads to play for.

“The third goal was a great team goal. To see so many players sprinting forward to get on the end of it was fantastic. A great finish by Bruno Fernandes.

“Paul Pogba was top. He got hold of the ball, sprayed it, won headers. He’s just going to get better and better.”

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