Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been told he must find a way to incorporate Bruno Fernandes, Edinson Cavani and Paul Pogba into his team. That is the opinion of BBC Sport pundit Garth Crooks, who believes Fernandes has been a beacon of inspiration for the Red Devils.
United stars Fernandes, Cavani and Pogba must all be involved in the first-team in some shape or form, says Crooks.
It comes after the Red Devils mounted a remarkable comeback against Southampton on Sunday.
Solskjaer’s men had fallen to a 2-0 deficit at half-time with the match looking bleak and another week of pressure on the way.
But the Norwegian brought on Cavani at half-time to completely transform the game, with the Uruguayan netting twice and getting an assist to see United win 3-2.
That included a last-gasp winner from the former Paris St-Germain frontman to send United into the top-half of the Premier League.
As well as Cavani, Fernandes put on a now-typical display of brilliance for the visitors scoring and assisting yet again.
The Portugal international has not been at the club for even a year but must now be declared one of their most important players in recent history.
Where it leaves Pogba remains to be seen, with the Frenchman once again missing out through injury.
On his day, the Frenchman is unplayable and enjoyed his best football at the club during the early months of Solskjaer’s reign.
But with Donny van de Beek performing brilliantly for the Red Devils, Pogba’s long-term future looks unclear.
However, Crooks reckons Solskjaer would do better to include the World Cup winner – whose undoubted talent has not been seen enough at Old Trafford.
He told BBC Sport: “Had it not been for the determination of Bruno Fernandes, Manchester United would be licking their wounds.
“The Portugal international was yet again United’s inspiration, leading an impressive comeback at Southampton.
“With five minutes left there was only one team that was going to win this match, and it wasn’t the home side.