Paul Pogba’s total of five assists this season may sound underwhelming but it should unquestionably be far higher.
The world’s most expensive player has created a team-high number of chances but his misfiring teammates have too often failed to convert on his creativity.
This eye-opening video highlights just how many seemingly unmissable opportunities he’s seen spurned since his comeback.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic in particular, despite his impressive goals tally this term should be running away with the Golden Boot, such is the volume of chances set up for him by Pogba. His disastrous run of form in October where he couldn’t find the net cost United dear.
Draws against Burnley, Stoke, Hull and West Ham all could have and should have been three points for the Mourinho’s men thanks to the incision of Pogba. Had they collected the maximum in those four, they’d sit just four points off leaders Chelsea.
His goals tally also appears sub-par but the former Juve man has hit the woodwork a scarcely believable eight times in all competitions.
Rory Murphy, Pundit Arena