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Paul Pogba thriving in forward-thinking midfield role

Paul Pogba thriving in forward-thinking midfield role


Manchester United are back to their brilliant best and Paul Pogba’s impact and influence further up the field is a major reason for their resurgence in recent weeks. The Frenchman was criticised after failing to live up to his £89 million price tag but he now looks much more settled after moving back to Old Trafford last year.

Pogba made 30 Premier League appearances for United last season, scoring four goals and notching five assists. Comparatively, he already has two goals and one assist in two outings this campaign and plenty of pundits have tipped the Frenchman to go on and win the win the PFA Player of the Year award.

On his day, Pogba is unplayable – that’s how good he is. The France star really does have it all; he is strong, he is quick, he can pick a pass and he can shoot. Pogba is on an upward trajectory towards a Ballon d’Or at some point in the future and he can be the focal point of Jose Mourinho’s side for many years to come.

Pogba’s off-field relationship with Romelu Lukaku should give United an added edge when it comes to performing on the pitch. The Red Devils signed Lukaku from Everton earlier this summer for an estimated fee of around £75 million and reports claim that Pogba was key to persuading the Belgium striker to join United instead of Chelsea.

As of August 23rd, United are leading the way at the top of the table and Pogba could be the main difference maker throughout the campaign. Nemanja Matic’s presence in defensive midfield has granted Pogba the freedom to venture further forward and he looks much more comfortable in his advanced role.

Plenty of punters will fancy Pogba to win the PFA Player of the Year accolade and he is the early front runner for the individual award. The likes of Eden Hazard and Philippe Coutinho, both out with injury at the moment, are also well fancied in the betting but it may be Pogba’s to lose if he maintains his current form.

At 12/5 to win the title with 10Bet, United are worth a look. Most bookmakers are going 2/1 on the Red Devils so the extra value is appealing but England’s top flight is competitive. With that in mind, bettors may want to look out for the latest offers; try the 10Bet information page before placing a wager and pick up a £200 free bonus bet.

Who knows, Lukaku could even pip Harry Kane to the Premier League Golden Boot award in what might be a memorable year for the Old Trafford side. Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan are both capable of supplying Lukaku in attack and the former Toffees man is a general 4/1 chance to win the individual accolade.

Paul Pogba is a supreme talent – there’s no doubting that. Consistency will come in time and it would be foolish to write the Frenchman off. Rival fans revelled in his mishaps last season but supporters are now quaking in their boots. Pogba is about to take English football by storm and United will flourish with the France star at his scintillating best.


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