Manchester United star Paul Pogba has had a good start to the season, managing seven assists in six league matches.
Out of those seven assists, five came in the first two matches against Leeds United and Southampton in August.
The remaining two came in the Red Devils’ victory over Newcastle United, which was also the first home game of Cristiano Ronaldo’s second spell at Old Trafford.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s re-signed the Portugal international for €15m [plus an additional €8m in potential bonuses] from Juventus late in the summer transfer window.
Ronaldo has starred since returning to Manchester, managing five goals in six matches, which includes the late winner in United’s 2-1 win against Villarreal in the Champions League.
The former Real Madrid star’s arrival in the Premier League has resulted in the Frenchman taking a back seat. That’s what Italian journalist, Paolo Condò, claims.
“After the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo, Pogba no longer feels like the great Manchester United star. He is no longer the centew of attention. And in the last few matches Pogba’s performance has dropped a lot,” Condò told Sky Italia, as relayed by Juventus News 24.
Pogba has been featuring regularly for United and has starred in three of the six league matches. It may be too early for Condò or anyone to say the midfielder’s performances have dropped this season, but you can always trust the Italian media to come up with a negative slant on the player’s time in England.