Paul Pogba couldn’t have done much more to create and inspire Manchester United to victory against Burnley.
Seeing as we drew 0-0 and Pogba didn’t get a goal or an assist, the narrative from this game will be that it was another which largely passed Pogba by but it doesn’t tell the full story in the slightest.
Pogba was superb. He created chances left, right and centre and the fact he came away without at least one assist has everything to do with the fact Man United, particularly Zlatan Ibrahimovic, couldn’t finish their dinner.
Pogba's game by numbers vs Burnley:
3 tackles won
6 chances created
91% pass accuracy
Deserved an assist. pic.twitter.com/0ERSspBDU1
— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) October 29, 2016
We’ve been waiting for Pogba to instigate and lead by example which I feel he did today against Burnley. He did pretty much all he could but it ended up counting for nothing. That final cross in particular in the last minute when he gave Ibrahimovic a chance from two yards out to win the game was absolutely pin-point but the big Swede fluffed his lines, just he had been doing all afternoon.
I’m furious at the result and Pogba will be as well. For United’s players to have such a poor show of finishing, albeit up against Tom Heaton having the game of his life, was nothing short of woeful. It’s a result that now leaves us eight points off the top of the Premier League, shocking.
But Pogba was excellent today. That’s the sort of dominant performance you want to see from him, one which sees Pogba control a game. Next up for us is Swansea away after Fenerbahce in the Europa League, hopefully we’ll see more of the same from Pogba.