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The Frenchman is determined to build on a bright start to the new campaign, which has seen him set five goals
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has set himself an ambitious goal for assists in the 2021-22 Premier League season.
Pogba hit the ground running at the start of United’s latest campaign, scoring five goals in his first two games.
The Frenchman put on four goals during Leeds’ 5-1 route before also turning the provider into a 1-1 draw at Southampton, and he hopes to build on that platform as the season progresses.
What has been said?
Speaking ahead of the Red Devils’ showdown with the Wolves at Molineux on Sunday, Pogba has revealed his ambition to win the Premier League’s Playmaker award.
However, winning silverware is the 28-year-old’s first priority, he said MUTV: “Which assist means the most to me? The next. The next one, hopefully. It is true that it has been very nice to get these assists, but then you will want to quit [as] the league’s best assist.
“You want to win something in the end, so all this will mean something with a trophy. It will not mean anything without a trophy. I’m focused on that; I am focused on giving my best on the field and hopefully I can get many more. ”
Pogba on Wolves challenge
Pogba also stressed the importance of beating the Wolves after last weekend’s setback at St Mary’s, but expect a tough investigation against Bruno Lage’s well – organized team.
“Seven points out of nine, that’s what we want,” he added. “We want this victory this weekend, we know it will be very important. It’s been pushed. The matches in the beginning are very important, and it will also push us through the season, and we need the three points.
“You know it’s going to be a tough one. It will always be tough, but we focus on it to get the three points. ”
Pogbas United numbers
Pogba has already recorded more assists this season than he did throughout the 2020-21 season, and has scored 47 goals in a total of 208 games since returning to Old Trafford from Juventus in 2016.
The World Cup winner has also scored 38 himself while picking up Europa League and League Cup honors, but he is now aiming to help United get a four-year cupless streak under Ole Gunnar Solskjær.