Paul Pogba Player of the Month award

Pogba crowned our December star!

Paul Pogba has been crowned Manchester United's Player of the Month for the first time this season, after being a pivotal figure in the Reds' late December resurgence.

The Frenchman gleaned 66 per cent of the votes cast by supporters on ManUtd.com and our official app, making him the clear winner ahead of his fellow nominees Marcus Rashford (28 per cent) and Jesse Lingard (6 per cent).

Pogba's monthly accolade comes on the back of his two Man-of-the-Match performances against Huddersfield Town and Bournemouth, in which he scored two goals apiece as the Reds racked up comfortable 3-1 and 4-1 wins respectively at Old Trafford.

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Pogba celebrates one of his goals against Huddersfield Town
Watch Pogba's first goal against Huddersfield on Boxing Day.
The midfielder has also been creating strikes for his team-mates, registering four assists across the month - including three in the first match under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the emphatic 5-1 away win over Cardiff City, when he cut loose to win the early free-kick converted by Rashford and also set up the efforts by Ander Herrera and Jesse Lingard.
The other goal teed up by Pogba in December was the one scored by Romelu Lukaku in the Bournemouth game, after which Solskjaer said: 
“That was a top, top performance from a midfielder because it was an all-round display.

His work rate... he was dangerous in the box, he won headers, he won tackles and there was no showboating. It was touch, pass and move. He played an efficient game. And Paul knows he is at his best when he plays that game.


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Paul Pogba heads in his second goal against Bournemouth
Watch Pogba score his second goal against Bournemouth on 30 December.

PLAYER OF THE MONTH WINNERS IN 2018/19

August - Luke Shaw

September - Luke Shaw

October - Anthony Martial

November - Victor Lindelof

December - Paul Pogba

Highlights: United 4 Bournemouth 1Video

Highlights: United 3 Huddersfield 1Video

Highlights: Cardiff 1 United 5Video

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