Pogba and Fernandes

#Brogba: Have you seen this amazing stat?

Wednesday 16 February 2022 12:56

Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes have only shared a Premier League pitch for 738 of a possible 2,250 minutes this season.

However, the United pair have still managed to form the most productive assist-to-goalscorer combination in the top-flight in 2021/22, according to WhoScored.

The football stats gurus highlighted the impressive numbers after Tuesday’s 2-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion, which United clinched in injury-time courtesy of Fernandes’s breakaway goal.

The Portuguese ran a good 70 yards before throwing a dummy and lashing the ball past Seagulls’ keeper Robert Sanchez, but he was set on his way by Pogba’s quick thinking, after a free-kick had been awarded for Alexis Mac Allister’s handball.

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It was the fourth time Paul has been credited with an assist for Bruno in 2021/22, but the first since September.

The Frenchman laid on a pass for Fernandes’s superb curling effort in the 4-1 win over Newcastle, a month after setting up two of the Portugal international’s maiden United hat-trick as the Reds put Leeds to the sword on the season’s opening day.

Pogba raced to seven total assists from the first four games, although our no.6 has slowed since then with suspension and then injury restricting his minutes from October onwards, with this being his first assist since the Magpies victory.

No other pair of Premier League players can match Pogba and Fernandes’s quartet of shared goal involvements this term, though, with Andrew Robertson’s three assists for Diogo Jota the next best.

Although the bromance is clear between Pogba and Fernandes, with the latter posting a couple of images alongside the caption #Brogba on social media on Wednesday, they still have some way to go to match the record-breaking exploits of Harry Kane and Son Heung-min last season.

The Tottenham players directly combined for an incredible 14 goals, with the England captain laying up the South Korean nine times.