Paul Pogba beats entire last season record in one match

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba became just the ninth player to register four or more assists in a single Premier League fixture on Saturday.

He achieved the feat during United‘s 5-1 victory over Leeds at Old Trafford.

The Frenchman assisted each of United’s opening three goals, which were scored by Bruno Fernandes (x2) and Mason Greenwood.

He then provided the pass which saw Fred score the side’s fifth and final goal of the afternoon.

Pogba therefore joined an illustrious list, which includes the likes of Dennis Bergkamp and Cesc Fabregas, as one of only nine players to provide four assists in a match in the Premier League era.

Pogba overtakes last season’s assist tally

What was perhaps similarly remarkable, though, is that Pogba has already overtaken his entire assist tally from last season.

The 28-year-old posted three assists across 2020/21 as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s side finished second behind Manchester City.

Speaking to BT Sport about Pogba after the Leeds victory, Solskjaer said: “I’ve had a great relationship with Paul all the time, ever since he was a kid.

“Today’s message was just about: ‘go out and enjoy yourself’. He had 45 minutes against Everton [in pre-season] which was not his best.

“But today we just gave him the freedom overall, to go wherever he wanted to go. We wanted him to get on the ball.

“All the best players would want to feel our trust in them, our confidence. And Paul is one of those players who can create something out of nothing.”

His team-mate Fernandes, who ended the game with a hat-trick, took to Twitter after the game.

He posted a photo of himself and Pogba with the match ball, captioning it: “Have a nice Sunday from PP x BF.”

United are next in Premier League action on Sunday, when they travel to the St. Mary’s Stadium to take on Southampton.

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