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Pogba named Man United Player of the Month for January

Frenchman earns over half the votes from fans

Man of the Month

A brilliant start to the year for Paul Pogba has not gone unnoticed.

The French midfielder is the team’s Player of the Month for January.

Last month he scored two game-winning goals in their three Premier League wins.

His influence was felt at the start of the month when earned a decisive penalty against Aston Villa.

That goal proved to be the game-winner.

This is Pogba’s fifth Player of the Month award win since rejoining the Red Devils from Juventus.

Top Dog

With Fernandes struggling going goalless and pointless in Premier League play last month, Pogba’s really picked up the slack.

The World Cup winner showed us his shooting prowess with some brilliant long-range efforts versus Burnley and Fulham.

His elegance, strength and creativity are something we’ve been waiting to see for quite some time.

Last month for perhaps the first time in a long time he showed why United paid a record fee to get him back in 2016.

Despite his agent suggestions to move on Pogba’s blocked out the distractions showing he’s committed to helping United win.

Key numbers

Pogba’s the fourth different Reds player this season to win the monthly award succeeding Bruno Fernandes.

The former academy product now has 28 goals in 129 Premier League appearances.

In this term, Pogba’s got 19 shots with 10 on target.

He’s averaging just over 52 passes per league match this season and firing 71 accurate long balls total.

Luke Shaw came in second in voting with 41% and Harry Maguire garnered 4%. (JSL).

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