Stunning statistics have shown exactly how much Manchester United have missed Paul Pogba why he is out of action due to injury.
The French international has been out with a hamstring injury since September, and he has been forced to watch on unable to help his team as they’ve fallen eight points below Pep Guardiola’s rampant Manchester City side.
As reported by the Daily Mail, the stats from the Red Devils’ games without the charismatic midfielder shows his real importance to the club.
In the seven games without Pogba, our side have won just four of the seven league matches, averaging 1.9 points a game. With Pogba in the side, the Red Devils averaged 2.5 points a game.
Man United scored an average of three goals per-game with Pogba in the side, but have scored nearly half as many, an average of 1.6 per-game.
— Paul Pogba (@paulpogba) October 25, 2017
The influential France international should be back in time for our next match against Newcastle United on November 18th, and fans will be desperate to see how he star again.
As well as contributing to attacking phases of the game, the stats also show Pogba’s importance to Man United’s defence. When Pogba hasn’t played, we have given up 17.9% more possession of the ball to our opponents.
With both Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimović due to return for the club soon, they will be significantly stronger as they look to catch up with leaders Manchester City.