May 7, 2021

‘So you have to put me on the bench then’: Paul Pogba responds to claims Man United earn more points when he doesn’t play

‘So you have to put me on the bench then’: Paul Pogba responds to claims Man United earn more points when he doesn’t play

Man United’s 2020/21

Manchester United’s 2020/21 has been something of a mixed bag so far.

The Red Devils are 2nd in the league and look set to secure Champions League football next term.

However, they have not exactly challenged the soon-to-be champions Manchester City, who they currently sit 13 points behind.

Man United also had a rather disappointing Champions League campaign which saw them fail to make it out of their group.

But United’s campaign could still yet be salvaged with a Europa League triumph over one of Villareal or Arsenal.

‘So you have to put me on the bench then’: Paul Pogba responds to claims Man United earn more points when he doesn’t play

BURNLEY, ENGLAND – JANUARY 12: Paul Pogba of Manchester United celebrates scoring a goal to make the score 0-1 during the Premier League match between Burnley and Manchester United at Turf Moor on January 12, 2021 in Burnley, United Kingdom. Sporting stadiums around England remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)

Man United better without Pogba?

When preparing for their Europa League final, Man United fans would most likely want to see Paul Pogba starting.

The Frenchman has had an up and down United stint, but he is still quite clearly a top player.

Yet, as per the Daily Mail, citing Canal+, Man United are said to average 2.2 points a game without Pogba, compared to 1.9 per game with him.

When quizzed on these stats, though, Pogba did appear to make a joke of it, stating:

“So you have to put me on the bench then!.

“I had not seen this statistic. If the team does better without me, I would totally understand that the coach would put me on the bench.

“It’s a good challenge for me anyway. I hope it turns to the other side. I hope people will win more with me than without me.”

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