Paul Pogba.

A decade on from Pogba's United debut

Monday 20 September 2021 13:05

A lot has happened for Paul Pogba since he made his first steps in senior football with Manchester United 10 years ago today (Monday).

The Frenchman was brought on as a substitute by Sir Alex Ferguson in a League Cup victory at Leeds United on 20 September 2011, after showcasing his wonderful ability in the Academy age groups.

When replacing Ryan Giggs at the break to partner Ji-sung Park in the engine room, the 18-year-old helped the Reds clinch a 3-0 win in a hostile environment.

Recap United's comfortable League Cup victory at Elland Road in 2011.

Zeki Fryers and Larnell Cole also made their first-team bow that night but it is Pogba's story with the club that endured.

Of course, Paul's journey has not been conventional. He left to join Juventus in 2012, only to return to Old Trafford four years later as a world-class midfielder, with four Serie A titles and two Coppa Italia triumphs under his belt.

He has since won the League Cup and Europa League with United, and is the proud owner of a World Cup winner's medal following his exploits with France in 2018.

Now a key cog in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's red machine, he has started the 2021/22 season superbly with a flurry of assists and creative flair as we have maintained an unbeaten opening to the Premier League campaign.

Pogba's outing on Sunday was his 142nd league appearance for the Reds and he has scored 28 times in those matches.

Overall, he has 38 goals in 212 games for the club he joined from Le Havre as a raw 16-year-old.

After already registering seven assists this term, he will be looking to continue exerting his huge influence in order to collect more silverware in 2021/22.