Premier League: Fernandes reacts as two top players leave Man Utd

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Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes has sent messages of support to Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard following the club’s announcement on Wednesday that both players would leave Old Trafford this summer.

Pogba and Lingard both came up through Manchester United’s youth system, playing together in the 2011 FA Youth Cup victory and helping the first team win multiple trophies.

Lingard scored in both the 2016 FA Cup and 2017 EFL Cup finals, while the France World Cup winner was on target in the 2017 Europa League final.

In response, Fernandes, who will join Manchester United in 2020, paid tribute to Pogba and Lingard on Instagram.

The Portugal international said it was a pleasure to play alongside the departing stars.

“It was a pleasure to play alongside you for this period. Nothing but the best for your future,” Fernandes said to Pogba, before telling Lingard: “I enjoyed having you as a teammate. Keep the good energy and never change that. Go and enjoy yourself always.”