Paul Pogba produces dominating Man United performance against West Ham

by Leo Nieboer

Paul Pogba produced another powerful performance during Manchester United’s 2-0 win over West Ham United in the Premier League.

The Frenchman, just 48 hours after netting a crucial winner against Middlesbrough, took control of the game against West Ham with a series of powerful runs and superb turns.

His stats from the game shed light on the dominant nature of his performance against Slaven Bilic’s side.

Perhaps the most astonishing thing about Pogba’s performance against West Ham was that, ironically, this wasn’t his best showing in a Man United shirt.

Some passes went astray; the occasional run into the heart of West Ham’s back four didn’t come off; his two shots drifted wide.

And yet, as the stats show, it was still sheer domination. Pogba was everywhere, displaying superb energy levels as he charged around the pitch, launching pin-point passes to teammates. There were moments where he looked trapped by a gang of defenders, only to expertly spin away, leaving a series of claret shirts listlessly chasing after him.

It was Pogba in his purest form, looking truly at home in his now-established midfield role alongside Ander Herrera and Michael Carrick. United fans can expect to see the 23-year-old bloom even further as the months go by.

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