Paul Pogba has re-established himself as a key player in Manchester United’s team after a difficult start to the season.

United really missed him during his most recent spell out injured, and he has returned in top form.

Pogba provided the pass to set up Mason Greenwood’s second goal against Burnley, continuing his impressive run of assists.

Pogba now has four assists in his last five Manchester United games.

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Flourishing in attacking role

The reason why Pogba is being more effective is because he is being given license to get forward as part of United’s front four.

The one game in the last five where Pogba did not provide an assist was the 2-0 away win over Granada, in which he played as a defensive pivot with Scott McTominay.

Pogba can do that job, he did it for United at the end of last season and has performed there for France, but he is so much more dangerous in an attacking sense when he is given freedom to get forward, free of the shackles of defensive duties.

This season Pogba has six assists in total, which seems low considering his recent flourish of four.

 

He had nine assists for United in 2018/19 and could end up catching this tally at the rate he is on.

Three of his recent assists have come for Mason Greenwood, and one for Edinson Cavani, an expertly executed header against Granada.

Pogba has been a big helping hand in Greenwood’s recent return to form. The United youngster is now just one away from hitting double figures.

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Back to himself

It is clear to see Pogba is enjoying his football right now and Manchester United are a club with high potential.

This can continue if Pogba renews his contract, and he is being given plenty of reason to do so right now.

United are a team on the up, looking closer to winning major silverware than we have done for a long while.

If Pogba leaves, United risk going backwards. It’s imperative the club convince him to sign a new deal, and his recent performances make a very persuasive case for the club to offer him whatever he wants.

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