Former Arsenal and England striker Ian Wright has talked up the influence Paul Pogba could have on Manchester United this season following his fine start to the campaign.
The France international, who is out-of-contract at Old Trafford next summer, has enjoyed an excellent start to the new Premier League season, racking up seven assists in his first four league appearances.
Pogba claimed four assists in the opening day 5-1 victory over Leeds last month, before claiming further assists in the clashes with Southampton (one) and Newcastle (two).
His form at the start of the campaign has been nothing short of outstanding, further highlighting why United are so determined to retain his services beyond next summer. Pogba, should he not put pen to paper on a new deal at Old Trafford beforehand, can start to negotiate with overseas clubs from January.
Having started the season in such a rich vein of form, Pogba has been lauded by Wright, who has also assessed the strength and quality of the spine of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team.
Speaking on Wrighty’s House podcast he said: “Pogba can have a five minutes spell in a game and the game is over. People forget that that is what he is capable of doing.
“Five minutes in the game, bang – they can score three goals. With him in that form and [Cristiano] Ronaldo taking chances like that, [Bruno] Fernandes not being upstaged and [Raphael] Varane… we’re now looking at a spine that can match anyone’s.”
Although United suffered a disappointing 2-1 defeat at the hands of Young Boys in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday evening, the Reds’ start to the Premier League has been impressive, amassing ten points from their first four outings.
As well as that tally being enough to see them sit top of the Premier League table on goal difference, United have also laid down a marker with comprehensive home wins over both Leeds and Newcastle, netting nine goals in the process.
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