Paul Pogba joins exclusive Manchester United club after earning a hat-trick of assists vs Leeds United


Paul Pogba joins exclusive Manchester United club after earning a hat-trick of assists vs Leeds United

Man United vs Leeds

Manchester United and Leeds went head-to-head in Saturday’s early kick-off.

This fixture last term produced a 6-2 win for Man United, so hopes were no doubt high in the Red Devils’ camp ahead of kick-off at Old Trafford.

And whilst the first 45 was not as crazy as it was back in December, United still dominated and would take the lead via Bruno Fernandes after 30 minutes:

After being second best in the first 45, Leeds made one change at the break, taking off Rodrigo for new singing Junior Firpo.

And it didn’t take long for Leeds to level things up with a stunning effort from defender, Luke Ayling:

Pogba stars vs Leeds

However, it took the Manchester powerhouse a matter of minutes to respond.

Paul Pogba played a lovely pas through to Mason Greenwood on the left flank, allowing the forward to burst into the Leeds box and slot past Illan Meslier.

United were not done there though, with Pogba once again slipping in Fernandes, who added his second of the day to make it 3-1 after just 54 minutes.

After Fernandes’ 2nd, Pogba had managed to earn himself a hat-trick of assists on the day, all of which were cool, composed, defense-splitting passes.

On the back of this remarkable feat, Paul Pogba has joined an exclusive Manchester United club.

As revealed by statisticians Opta, Pogba is only the 8th Man United player to assist three goals in a single Premier League game.

He is also the first to do so since Antonio Valencia back in December of 2011:

*Update – Pogba now has four assists after setting up Fred for United’s 5th of the day.

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