By Mark Weasley
Manchester United fans have taken to social media platform to praise midfielder, Paul Pogba after his Man of the Match Performance against Stoke City on Monday night. The 24-year-old was an imperious presence in the heart of the midfield against the beleaguered Potters, as he laid on 2 goals to take his assist tally in the league to 9, from just 13 matches.
The former Juventus man has been fantastic all season and showed yet again why Jose Mourinho rates him so highly. The Stoke players couldn’t get near to him, as he dominated the midfield and fans have shown their appreciation of his performance.
Pogba has become the player we thought he would be this season despite his injury and suspension challenges. He was signed for £89 million last season and initially struggled to live up to his fee, but is now looking at his very best. He has now joined Kevin De Bruyne at the top of the assists table in the Premier League, despite playing lesser minutes.
He laid on 2 goals in the match, firstly for Antonio Valencia screamer in the 9th minute while also laying the ball on a plate in the 38th minute for Anthony Martial, who scored the second in a 3-0 rout of the 18th placed side. Here are some of the best tweets about his performance.
Pogba has registered an assist on average every 126 minutes in the Premier League this season, the best record of any player in Europe's top 5 leagues (250+ mins played). #MUFC pic.twitter.com/LBmeauiRSL
— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) January 16, 2018
Paul Pogba isn’t even playing at what we all know he can do and he’s already has the same assists as Kevin De Bruyne in less games, wait till he’s at full confidence he’s gonna be some player but he’s that anyway isn’t he #mufc ?⚪️⚫️
— Kerry Louise (@KerryKez7) January 16, 2018
Paul Labile Pogba in 2017/18 for Manchester United = ???
— Gèch David Beckham (@getaswhailu) January 16, 2018
Paul Pogba has to be the most complete midfielder in the premier league. #mufc
— •••KATLEGO••• (@Kaygee370) January 16, 2018
The 90 million we paid on Pogba seems like a moderate fee now #mufc
— shane o Neil (@SNeil99) January 16, 2018
— Christer Turøy (@Turoey) January 16, 2018
Pogba is an all-action midfield player who combines skill and strength in equal measure. He can play a number of positions in the middle of the park as his attributes of passing, shooting, tackling and dictating play makes him the complete package. He has made 18 appearances for us this season, registering 3 goals and creating a further 10.