Pogba on course to smash assists record

12 Sep 2021
Paul Pogba celebrates with Jesse Lingard

Man Utd midfielder is on seven assists for 2021/22 and is threatening De Bruyne and Henry's season record

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Cristiano Ronaldo may have grabbed the headlines with two goals on his Manchester United return on Saturday, but Paul Pogba continued his superb start to the season by starring in their 4-1 win over Newcastle United.

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The 28-year-old midfielder set up two goals at Old Trafford to take his tally to an impressive seven assists from the opening four matches.

Pogba's current total is the most any player has registered in the first four matches of a Premier League campaign.

The Frenchman needs only 14 assists from the remaining 34 matches to set the Premier League record for most in a season in the competition.

The current record is 20, held by Arsenal's Thierry Henry (2002/03) and Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne (2019/20).

Pogba's nearest challengers for the Premier League Playmaker Award this season are West Ham United's Michail Antonio and Gabriel Jesus of Man City, who are both on three assists so far.

Most assists in a single PL season
Assists Player Club Season
20 Kevin De Bruyne MCI 2019/20
20 Thierry Henry ARS 2002/03
19 Mesut Ozil ARS 2015/16
18 Frank Lampard CHE 2004/05
18 Kevin De Bruyne MCI 2016/17
18 Cesc Fabregas CHE 2014/15
17 Cesc Fabregas ARS 2007/08
16 Kevin De Bruyne MCI 2017/18
16 Eric Cantona MUN 1992/93
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