Paul Pogba’s Stats Show Why Manchester United Should Block His Move To Real Madrid

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba recently admitted that his last season was his "best" amid growing interest from Real Madrid and Juventus.

But the French superstar might not be wrong based on his stats in the Premier League.

According to Opta, the 26-year-old World Cup winner finished the season by scoring the most times for the Red Devils with 13 and assisting nine times.

And Pogba continued to be a deadly threat in the final third by registering the most shots at 50, along with the most take-ons (60), most fouls won (69) and most chances created (55).

The ex-Juventus ace continued to hold even more records ahead of his United teammates.

Pogba showed his brilliance on the pitch by having the most possession won (218), most passes into the final third (321) and most duels won (234).

United might have finished outside of the top four and failed to lift any serious silverware, but Pogba put in a strong showing during an up-and-down campaign at Old Trafford.

It emerged on Saturday that the France international could be ready to hand in his transfer request to force a move to Madrid in the summer.

And Pogba reinforced the rumours around his future at Old Trafford after admitting that he was ready to quit the club.

"Like you said, there is a lot of talking and a lot of thinking as well," he told reporters in Tokyo during a promotional tour with Adidas.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

"For me, I have been for three years in Manchester and it's been great -- some good moments and some bad moments, like everybody, everywhere else.

"After this season, and after everything that happened this season, with my season being my best season as well... I think, for me, it could be a good time to have a new challenge somewhere else.

"I am thinking of this -- to have a new challenge somewhere else."

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