Solskjaer makes Man Utd team decision on Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba has been named on the bench for Manchester United's Premier League clash with Tottenham.

Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solksjaer has instead named Portugal international Bruno Fernandes in midfield alongside Fred and Scott McTominay.

Pogba has been out of action since Boxing Day after suffering a serious ankle injury, which required surgery.

During Pogba's time away Fernandes has established himself as one of the first names on his manager's team-sheet, and he keeps his place despite the World Cup winner's return.

In front of the midfield trio are Daniel James and Anthony Martial, while England international Marcus Rashford leads the lines.

Fernandes recently spoke out about his desire to play alongside Pogba for United.

"There are many people eager to see us together," Fernandes told ESPN Brasil. "Of course, we also want to play together to help the club win matches.

"We are players who take risks. We try to assist, we try different things, and it can be good for both of us. We have the ability to get to the box and score goals.

"We are players who create many opportunities during the game, and that could increase the number of big chances for Manchester United. I believe that with Paul coming along, we will become even stronger."

But the Portuguese may have to wait for the second half of the Spurs game to get his wish, should Solskjaer decide to bring Pogba on.

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