Paul Pogba could quite possibly break one of Cristiano Ronaldo’s record at Manchester United in the upcoming fixture against Newcastle United.
The 5-time Balon d’Or winner is the only player in Red Devils’ history to score a brace in 3 consecutive games. Ronaldo completed the feat back in 2006 against Aston Villa, Wigan Athletic and Reading at a similar period of time.
The matter of coincidence is that his next game in the new year was against the Magpies and Ronaldo ended the game without scoring.
Pogba has hit a rich vein of form ever since Jose Mourinho left Old Trafford and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer got appointed as caretaker boss. The French star hit the back of the net twice on both occasions against Huddersfield Town and AFC Bournemouth last week and is completely fit to face Rafael Benitez’s men.
Pogba has seen his fair share of criticisms from fans and the media just like his former head coach, Mourinho. However, the 26-year-old has taken the pitch for Red Devils with the singular mindset of proving all his doubters wrong.
Jesse Lingard certainly has noticed a change in Pogba and said, “I can definitely, definitely, see the Paul I used to know. I have seen him playing through the ranks and he is back to that player, the player we know.”
“Paul’s enjoying his football. He’s playing in the role he likes to play in just inside, off the left. He has the freedom to make things happen. He has always got forward in that position and scored goals.”
“Ole has helped him 100 per cent. He has given him the confidence and licence to be free, to play his game and do what we know he can.”