Paul Merson insists Paul Pogba will have Man Utd regrets unlike Bruno Fernandes

Bruno Fernandes is likely to enjoy a far better career at Manchester United than Paul Pogba who has "already left", according to Paul Merson.

The Frenchman has been absent for most of the season due to injury but he and his agent have regularly made comments that suggest his mind is elsewhere.

Pogba's quality on the pitch isn't in any doubt, but the January arrival of Fernandes has filled the void left by their record-signing.

The 26-year-old is almost certainly set for pastures new this summer and Merson reckons he will look back on his United career with plenty of regret, but doesn't anticipate the same for Fernandes.

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He said in his Daily Star column: "Bruno Fernandes has given Manchester United a lift and I hope he ends up being more successful there than Paul Pogba.

"Pogba has left already in my opinion. His heart’s not in it. It’s a shame we’ll probably never get to see the two of the play together properly.

"But wherever he goes, when he looks back on his time at Old Trafford, Pogba is going to have regrets. United are the biggest club in the world. I think one day he’ll look back and think: 'I can’t believe it didn’t work out for me there. I could have been a legend.'

" I’m a fan of Pogba. He won a World Cup. But he disappoints me. It’s a shame.

"I never saw Pogba be a leader for United. And Fernandes is not that sort of player either. He’s not a Roy Keane or a Bryan Robson.

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"But he’s a good player and he’s better than what they’ve got. He’s improved them and he brings a bit of composure.

"He’s a confident player as well and that spreads quickly. He looks like a good signing. If he isn’t more successful there than Pogba, he’s going to be disappointed."

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