Rock-solid: Stats show why Pogba deserves praise for defensive work against Copenhagen

Rock-solid: Stats show why Pogba deserves praise for defensive work against Copenhagen
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The Frenchman was one of our best performers as United managed to beat Copenhagen on a tough night in Germany.

  • Remember those times when Jose Mourinho was desperately trying to mould Paul Pogba into a more defensive-minded midfielder?
  • Well, it looks like the Frenchman is out to prove the former Manchester United boss wrong and he's doing it in true Pogba style.
  • In the Europa League quarter-final win against FC Copenhagen, the World Cup winner was one of our most influential players on the field - especially when it came to defending.
  • Pogba managed a whopping 111 touches of the ball while winning 6 aerial duels. Only Harry Maguire (7) won more on the night.
  • He also contributed with 2 interceptions and one blocked shot as he often dropped back to shield the backline.

Do you like this new dimension in Pogba's game, Reds? Have your say below or write a post about how the Frenchman's style has evolved on our new blogging platform!

Source: Stats from United District via Twitter

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