‘Fernandes And Martial Partnership Have Hit It Off’ – Solskjaer Hoping To See New Man United Flourish
Anthony Martial and Bruno Fernandes have hit it off at Manchester United, says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
And he is hoping to see a new partnership flourish at Old Trafford amid season return.
United have been starved of success on the biggest stage since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013.
And their struggles continued in the first half of the 2019/20 campaign but with hopes of a silverware this time.
Solskjaer’s side showed glimpses of their future potential during fixtures against the top six.
However they fell out of contention in the race for a top 4 finish after failing to maintain any sort of upward trajectory.
However, the mood of gloom surrounding the club was lifted almost instantly following the £50 million signing of Fernandes.
The Portuguese playmaker inspired a turnaround which saw United win eight of their 11 fixtures before the coronavirus outbreak.
The 25 year old’s energy also appeared to rub off on his new teammates, especially Martial.
The Frenchman found the net in three of his last four outings to take his tally for the season to 16 in all competitions.
Solskjaer wants to see the pair pick up from where they left off when the action gets back underway.
With Man United set to take on fellow top four hopefuls Tottenham on June 19.
The United boss told Premier League Productions: “Anthony’s had a difficult season with injuries.
But he started the season really well and he’s finishing off well, the season’s not finished yet but he did really well towards the end.
“He’s working hard and for me Anthony was on the way to his best season at Manchester United so let’s see if he finishes it off and kicks on again.
“Tony and Bruno Fernandes have hit it off together so it’s a partnership that we hope can flourish.
“We knew he was a quality player and knew that when he came in he would have an impact straight away.
But you never know if he’s going to settle early in a new country but he’s taken to it like a duck to water.”