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‘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 campaign, to date, has proven something of a mixed bag.

The Red Devils sit 2nd in the Premier League, and look set to secure Champions League football for next season.

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

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

The club’s season, though, could yet be salvaged courtesy of a Europa League triumph over one of Villarreal 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?

Ahead of a likely Europa League final berth, the vast majority of Man United’s fans would no doubt want to see Paul Pogba starting.

The Frenchman has endured an up and down stint since returning to Old Trafford, but is still clearly a top player.

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

When quizzed on such stats on Monday, though, the midfielder himself was quick to see the funny side, 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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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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