Paul Pogba instrumental in PSG win despite short time on the field

Paul Pogba instrumental in PSG win despite short time on the field

Manchester United star Paul Pogba’s impact vs PSG may have been awfully underrated, at least according to the statistics.

The World Cup winner didn’t start the clash but played a big role in the brilliant 2-1 win, assisting Marcus Rashford‘s fine effort.

Pogba didn’t start the last match either when United took apart Newcastle United 4-1 in the Premier League.

However, both times he came off the bench he had a remarkable impact on the team and the match.

Perhaps Pogba was dropped for his poor start to the season as some rumours claimed but it seemed as though Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was resting him and releasing him when he can do the most damage; and that he did to great effect.

Pogba was unleashed onto PSG at a time when Manchester United needed to regain control in the match and they did so brilliantly.

The French midfielder was subbed on for Alex Telles who up until that point had performed remarkably, leaving fans to scratch their heads.

Not only was it an attacking change but tactically speaking it was spot on as Pogba’s presence flipped the match on its head as the statistics above showed.

The hope is that now he’s showing much better form that he can keep it up when he starts matches and not just coming off the bench.

This summer’s transfer window has been one of the strangest in living memory. So cast your mind back to less stressful days and test your knowledge of past United arrivals and departures in our quiz below.

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