French Midfielder Paul Pogba back from injury to lift the Red Devils
He does not yet share teammate Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s cult status, but Paul Pogba’s display on his comeback from injury showed his importance to Manchester United is second to none. Having toiled in Pogba’s absence, recently taking four points from a possible 12 in the Premier League, United
rediscovered their swagger against Newcastle United on Saturday when the Frenchman made his return. With a goal and an assist in a 4-1 comeback win, Pogba was the man of the match and his overall display helped United ?nd former United captain Gary Neville after Mourinho’s men succumbed to a 1-0
defeat at Chelsea.
“He takes the ball into tight areas, holds the ball, beats a man.” Paul Scholes, meanwhile, said Pogba’s unavailability explained why Romelu Lukaku had suddenly gone off the boil. “He (Pogba) links the team together,” said the former United mid?elder. “We all know, myself and the players, that certain players influence the levels of the team. With him we have much more creation.”
Manchester United Manager, Jose Mourinho “I don’t think they have a good
enough number 10 at the moment and that doesn’t help Lukaku either. Lukaku is having to do a lot for himself, but Pogba will make the difference.” With Pogba on the team, United have scored 16 goals in ?ve Premier League games this season, at an average of 3.2 per
game. When Pogba is not playing, the average goals ?gure halves. The 24-year-old has been responsible for eight goals in his last six league appearances.
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