Paul Pogba bares his chest after the final whistle.

The stats behind Pogba's display on Boxing Day

Wednesday 26 December 2018 19:05

Paul Pogba was the unanimous choice as Manchester United's Man of the Match after the 3-1 Boxing Day triumph over Huddersfield Town.

The World Cup winner struck twice in the second half to help the Reds ease to a second successive victory during Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's caretaker stewardship. There was far more to the Frenchman's performance than the goals, however, as he operated mainly in a left-sided position in midfield and managed to frequently get on the ball and inspire attacks.
The fans voted Paul Pogba Man of the Match on Wednesday.

Pogba managed a game-high of 90 passes in total, with 61 of these coming in the opposition half - again, more than any other player on the pitch. In total, he had 117 touches of the ball which was way clear of the next best in this category - team-mate Luke Shaw.

Nobody in a red shirt made more than his two tackles and he gained possession 10 times, which was the most for the home side. There were seven sprints during the 10.73 km he covered in distance as he was hugely influential in the middle of the pitch.

In attack, he mustered five shots in total, four of which were on target, with one effort blocked. The creative spark also supplied three key passes and clearly gels with fellow Academy products Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford.

All in all, it was a superb display by Pogba, who deservedly ran out victor of our poll after being one of the nominees from David May on MUTV.


Paul Pogba - 82%
David De Gea - 12%
Marcus Rashford - 6%

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