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Man Utd's Harry Maguire: 'Bruno Fernandes must improve when Paul Pogba returns'

Maguire: 'Fernandes must improve when Pogba returns'
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Manchester United captain Harry Maguire says that Bruno Fernandes will have to "lift his game" once Paul Pogba becomes available for selection.

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has challenged Bruno Fernandes to "lift his game even more" upon the return of Paul Pogba.

In the absence of the Frenchman, who has missed the majority of the season through injury, Fernandes has starred in his first nine matches since joining from Sporting Lisbon in January.

However, Maguire feels that the Portugal international will have to continue to improve in order to keep his place in the starting lineup.

Speaking to Sky Sports News, the centre-back said: "He has been brilliant since he's come in, off the field, around the training field. He is a leader, he wants to win, everything he does.

"He has been brought up with that attitude. He has given us that little bit more life, that little bit more creativity in the middle that we have missed over the years.

"It is a start. There are lots of aspects he wants to improve and I'm sure he will improve and get better for this club. We have Paul to come back and make him lift his game even more."

The playmaker has contributed three goals and four assists in all competitions.


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