What we learned from the Premier League after restart

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can’t afford to blunt Bruno Fernandes, Phil Foden is David Silva’s heir apparent… and one idiot WON’T spoil players’ solidarity for Black Lives Matter: 10 things we learned from the Premier League restart

The Premier League returned with a full round of fixtures over the weekend as it came back from the -imposed pause.

Manchester United secured a draw at Spurs, took the three points at while the goalless Merseyside derby between and Liverpool struggled to get going. 

Sportsmail has taken a look at 10 things we learned from the action as the English top flight came back in full force… 

Bruno Fernandes was one player who shone during the full return of the top flight this weekend

Bruno Fernandes was one player who shone during the full return of the top flight this weekend

Avoid blunting Bruno

A lot of the chatter during the coronavirus pause involved Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba and just how Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was going to fit the two together. There were hints that Pogba would play as a No 10, with Fernandes moving back.

While the two impressed together after Pogba’s introduction from the bench, Solskjaer has a consideration to make. Fernandes has impressed in that more advanced position and did the same on Friday night.

His penalty meant that he has now been involved in six Premier League goals – three strikes, three assists – since his debut in February. That’s two more than any other player, and not bad for a central midfielder.

Solskjaer should look at that and think carefully about playing Fernandes deeper. It might be that he needs to find a way to rebalance his side to get both Fernandes and Pogba in roles where they can advance, and relying on someone else to do the dirty work.     Continue reading

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Jun. 23, 2020

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