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Bolasie: Pochettino key to Man Utd landing Fernandes

Sporting CP midfielder Yannick Bolasie believes the sacking of Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham helped Manchester United land Bruno Fernandes.

Bolasie says Old Trafford was a huge draw for Fernandes despite just one win in five League games amid rising supporter discontent.

He insisted to the Mirror: “It is always going to be a great option and is a good move for Bruno.

“It is a monster of a football club, it doesn't matter where they are right now.

If you go there your life changes – on the field and off the field.

“He has a chance to shine but football is about results so let's see."

Bolasie admitted Fernandes' destination could have been different had Mauricio Pochettino stayed at long-term suitors Tottenham instead of being axed by the Champions League runners-up in November.

He said: “He was thinking about going to Tottenham in the summer but I think when the manager went that changes a lot of things."

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