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Pogba tops European football's assist chart

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Paul Pogba’s influence is clear to Manchester United supporters, and now the Frenchman’s outstanding contribution has been highlighted by a statistic that emerged earlier this week.

After setting up two goals in the 3-0 win over Stoke City, Pogba now has the best assists-to-games record of any player in the top five European leagues (England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain).

There are six players who have all chalked up nine assists, including Manchester City duo Kevin De Bruyne and Leroy Sane, plus Paris Saint-Germain’s world-record signing Neymar, but Paul has the edge on them all because he has made fewer appearances due to his periods of injury and suspension.

Check out the numbers…

PLAYERS ON NINE ASSISTS IN EUROPE’S TOP FIVE LEAGUES
Paul Pogba, Manchester United: 13 appearances
Neymar, Paris Saint-Germain: 14 appearances
Philipp Max, FC Augsburg: 18 appearances
Pione Sisto, Celta Vigo: 19 appearances
Leroy Sane, Manchester City: 21 appearances
Kevin De Bruyne, Manchester City: 23 appearances
Jose Mourinho says

"Paul is happy with the way the team is playing and he's happy because the team is changing the profile, which is going more in his direction.”

THE CHANGE IN PROFILE
In his post-match interview with MUTV, Jose Mourinho was full of praise for Pogba and admitted the France international is benefiting from a slight change in position that offers more freedom.
“He was moving the ball fantastically well, with long passes changing the direction and creating problems for the opponent. He had two assists and if he had scored the free-kick with the last shot of the game, it would be really a reward for him. He is happy with the way the team is playing and he's happy because the team is changing the profile and the profile is going more in his direction.”


MATIC IS KEY TO POGBA'S FORM
Club legend Denis Irwin also stated his admiration for Pogba, while speaking on MUTV on Tuesday.
“Pogba was terrific against Stoke and I have to say he is helped by Nemanja Matic, because he just gets on with his job defensively and allows Paul to get on with his game. We won at a canter in the second half and, when push came to shove, we could have won by several more goals in the end.”
Gary Neville says

"He’s got the confidence, the arrogance and personality to play for United. He always wants the ball and United are a far better team when he’s in there.”

THE CHANGE IN PROFILE
In his post-match interview with MUTV, Jose Mourinho was full of praise for Pogba and admitted the France international is benefiting from a slight change in position that offers more freedom.
“He was moving the ball fantastically well, with long passes changing the direction and creating problems for the opponent. He had two assists and if he had scored the free-kick with the last shot of the game, it would be really a reward for him. He is happy with the way the team is playing and he's happy because the team is changing the profile and the profile is going more in his direction.”


MATIC IS KEY TO POGBA'S FORM
Club legend Denis Irwin also stated his admiration for Pogba, while speaking on MUTV on Tuesday.
“Pogba was terrific against Stoke and I have to say he is helped by Nemanja Matic, because he just gets on with his job defensively and allows Paul to get on with his game. We won at a canter in the second half and, when push came to shove, we could have won by several more goals in the end.”

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