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Paul Pogba named to 2018/19 PFA Team of the Season

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Paul Pogba has been named to the 2018/19 PFA Premier League Team of the Season. Despite this being a disappointing season for Manchester United, it was without a doubt Pogba’s best season individually since returning to the Premier League. His 13 goals and 9 assists in the Premier League came at crucial moments for Manchester United, who have struggled through several rough patches and a mid-season managerial change.

Paul Pogba, Manchester United’s only player in the Team of the Season, slots into midfield alongside Manchester City’s Fernandinho and Bernardo Silva. City’s Ederson starts in goal with teammate Aymeric Laporte and Liverpool’s Virgil Van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold, and Paul Robertson across the back four. The team is led by a front three of Raheem Sterling, Sadio Mane, and Sergio Aguero.

via BBC Sport

His selection has sparked debate among pundits and fans alike. Many critics view his inclusion over some others, such as Eden Hazard and Son Heung Min, laughable. However, when it comes to central midfielder it’s hard to pick better players than the Pogba. The Frenchman has been instrumental in getting United back into the top 4 conversation, and has managed to produce at a personal best rate despite the incredible amount of criticism and slander he’s received.

Paul Pogba was at the center of attention for much of the first half of the season due to transfer rumours linking him to Barcelona and his quickly deteriorating relationship with Jose Mourinho. He wasn’t even a starter by the time Mourinho was sacked, and was even rumoured to have been called a “virus” in front of the rest of the team by the formerly Special One.

Not much seems to have changed now as Pogba is again linked to a move away in the summer, and many United fans are debating whether it would be worth it or not. He is without a doubt one of the most talented midfielders in football, but is he doing enough? It won’t be much longer before the questions are answered in the Summer, but rebuilding the team will be a shorter process with a world class midfielder already on the team sheet.

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