While Paul Pogba is having his best statistical start to the season with Manchester United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has put the importance of these numbers into perspective.
A quadruple of assists from the first day against Leeds, an offering the following weekend, and two other « assists » on the clock last weekend against Newcastle. With 7 assists in 4 days, Paul pogba Clearly having his best start to the Premier League season, statistically at least. It is even obvious: the French midfielder has already done better than in three of its previous five campaigns with Manchester United
. Pogba has good statistics, that’s a fact. But this does not move Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who wanted to calm things down about his world champion, and put his performance into perspective. “What does an assist consist of? A side pass and Bruno Fernandes who hits in the top corner, or a superb through pass for Mason Greenwood?, asks Solskjaer.
Paul has always been a great passer, one of the best in Europe, but he hasn’t got any assists on some of his best assists of the season. I don’t care about assists, it’s just something that’s good for social media. » Solskjaer is said to have even withdrawn from Pogba one of his assists against Newcastle.« I would have given the assist to Martial on Lingard’s goal, when he lets the ball pass between his legs, like Dwight York with Andy Cole » , said the Norwegian. Solskjaer, however, ended on a more positive note on Pogba:“He’s played really well this season, that’s clear. He came back in good shape. He did a good job this summer. He came back thin and ‘fit’ ”
. From there to imply that he was out of form last season, there is only one step …
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