Paul Pogba First Player In The Premier League To Reach Impressive Milestone
Paul Pogba claimed his first major piece of silverware at the weekend after completing his move back to Manchester United in the summer.
And he's now become the first player in the Premier League to reach an impressive milestone.
(Here's Zlatan brilliantly reminding Pogba that United bought him on a free:)
(Video via Sky Sports)
The dynamic French midfielder is the first player to rack up 1,000 passes in the opponents half of the pitch this season.
(A cup final victory wouldn't be complete without a dab)
The 23-year-old has completed 1,029 passes giving him a pass completion rate of 83.05%, 42 passes ahead of his nearest rival, Liverpool's Jordan Henderson.
Check out the top ten courtesy of EA Sports via The Sun:
NAME - PASSES COMPLETED - PASS COMPLETION RATE
Paul Pogba - 1,029 - 83.05
(Pogba doing what he does best)
Jordan Henderson - 987 - 81.17%
(Liverpool will be without Henderson's service for their crunch match against Arsenal on Saturday)
Mesut Ozil - 954 - 85.41%
David Silva - 930 - 86.27%
(No surprise to see City's Spanish maestro make the list)
Eden Hazard - 875 - 83.41%
(Hazard has rediscovered his brilliant form this season)
Ander Herrera - 871 - 84.73%
(Herrera has become a vital cog for Jose's midfield)
N'Golo Kante - 809 - 86.99%
Christian Eriksen - 795 - 77.49%
James Milner - 772 - 79.18%
(One of three Liverpool players who feature in the list)
Nathaniel Clyne - 747 - 82.36%
(Milner is joined by teammate Clyne)
Considering United's league position, it's kind of a surprise, you'd think if may have gone to one of Antonio Conte's Chelsea players.
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