Manchester United fans did not get to see Paul Pogba from the beginning of the clash vs Tottenham, however, he did come on later on to great effect. The gifted Frenchman was absent from the starting XI for so long that it did create a small sense he’d be protected, particularly because he’s experienced an injury this season.
Supporters were disappointed to see that he did not start and the statistical evidence appears to imply the result would have gone another manner had he done so.
Paul Pogba's 27 minutes vs Tottenham:— 𝘂𝘁𝗱𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗮. (@utdarena) June 19, 2020
17/18 passes completed
— 94% pass accuracy
4/6 duels won
3/3 long balls completed
2/2 dribbles completed
2 shots blocked
1 penalty won
A solid performance for his return. pic.twitter.com/uZv0HlGIkl
Pogba’s impact on the pitch was felt once he was brought on by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. He won the penalty for Manchester United which Bruno Fernandes converted to level the game.
Without the former Juventus midfielder, United would have lost the fixture as they had been bad for much of the match. Fans are hoping that Pogba can continue to stay fit and play from the beginning alongside Bruno. This midfield duo can make the Red Devils much more harmful.
All indications point into the World Cup winner staying beyond the approaching summer and if that is the case then Solskjaer has a brilliant side to build on. Pogba’s versatility with in the middle of the park will be extremely helpful, especially since the midfield of Manchester United are already quite varied.
No midfielder is like the other so that means Solskjaer could tweak the academy graduate’s role based on who is partnering him to great effect.
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