Pogba was on the scoresheet yet again as Manchester United eased past Brighton in their Premier League fixture on Saturday, and this means that he is could set two personal records come the next game. The 25-year-old notched double figures for the first time in his United career thanks to the penalty against Brighton at Old Trafford, which also made him the club’s outright top-scorer this campaign.
The Frenchman has already reached as many goals in a month and a half as he did under Jose Mourinho this term, and even won the supporters’ United player of the month for December. In four years with Juventus, Pogba’s best goalscoring returns in Serie A were eight goals in 2014-15 and 2015-16, which he equalled in the win over Brighton. The most goals the midfielder’s has scored in a club season is 10, which as mentioned he also matched with United.
And prior to the Brighton game, Pogba even felt that Solskjaer had restored the Sir Alex Ferguson culture to United. “It’s like home for him, he knows he didn’t really change, he came back to the time of Ferguson I would say,” Pogba told Football Focus.
“The training, the way we use the box, it’s everything like before. He’s always been really smiley, close to the players and understanding,” Pogba said. “He’s not really changed. Maybe the respect get a bit higher. But he’s the same person.”
“The way we are playing we have more possession of the ball. We know more where to attack and where to go. We have more of a pattern of play and more of a structure. That makes it easier for everyone. So I would not say it is only myself. Yes, I have scored a few goals and had a few assists but it is all the team (that deserves credit).”
Pogba has always been seen as someone who can contribute a lot more goals for United, and with the free role that he is currently getting under Solksjaer, it only makes sense that his goal returns would shoot up. Not only does it help his stats look better, but contributes to the team’s cause as well!
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