Ex-Manchester United forward Louis Saha has revealed that Paul Pogba has told him of his excitement about returning to action and playing alongside Bruno Fernandes.
Pogba has missed the majority of the season through injury, and has made just seven appearances in the Premier League up until now.
He is thought to be fully fit again, however, and should be in contention to play in United’s first game back against Tottenham on June 19 as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side continue their chase for a top four place.
Speaking to Stats Perform News , Saha said he had been in recent contact with Pogba, and believes his fellow Frenchman is eager to get back on the pitch and form a partnership with January signing Fernandes.
“He’s one of the best players in the world,” Saha said when asked about Pogba. “He had a tough season plagued by injuries. He came back very motivated, that’s what some of the players told me.
“When I talk to him on the phone, he’s super motivated, so I really want to see not a new Pogba, but Pogba with support. I don’t think he was supported. Now he has Bruno Fernandes next to him, who’s another leader, another creator.
“I’m really excited about that sharing of the responsibilities, I really want to watch that team.”
Pogba has received criticism from a number of pundits during the current campaign, and also continues to be linked with a return to Juventus.
Saha, however, insists that the 27-year-old can still have a huge impact at Old Trafford.
“The season is almost over and with the transfer market, his name will probably be in the box,” Saha continued.
“But he’s very motivated, he’s incredibly talented, he already proved himself, but now he has a better platform to improve and shut down the critics, sometimes justified.”