Easily criticized across the Channel, Paul Pogba is nonetheless indispensable to Manchester United. The proof with statistics that prove his contribution to the Red Devils.
For Paul Pogba, things change quickly in England. Two weeks ago, Paul Scholes had a rush on English television, after a boring performance against Southampton (0-0).
Yesterday evening against Stoke City, the French midfielder was against brilliant, including delivering two assists. Here he is now 9 assists, the highest total of the Premier League, tied with Kevin De Bruyne, in just 13 appearances in the league. An impressive ratio.
On Skysports, the consultant and former Mancunian Gary Neville praised the Frenchman. « My point of view on him is that he has the confidence, the arrogance and the personality to play Manchester United.
He still claims the ball and United is a much better team when he is on the field. This is already what he said during his last absence during the month of December. On his return, MU had chained the disappointing results with three consecutive draws that sentenced him in the title race.
Casually, Paul Pogba displays a particularly interesting statistic, which also says a lot of its impact on the meadow.
Following the game against Stoke, he is now stretching his unbeaten streak to 35 games (22 wins and 13 draws)! Behind him, there are four Manchester City players: Gabriel Jesus (28 consecutive games without defeat), David Silva (25), Yaya Toure (20) and Kompany (16).
Pogba was thus absent in the three defeats of Manchester United in the Premier League this season (against Huddersfield, Manchester City and Chelsea). Finally, José Mourinho can say that to avoid disillusionment, it is better to rely on Pogba in his starting lineup!