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Paul Pogba is on course to break the Premier League assists record

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Paul Pogba put up another terrific display for Manchester United as they cruised past Newcastle United on Saturday.

He added a couple of assists to his tally and is on course to break the assists record by the end of the season.

Old Trafford was buzzing as Cristiano Ronaldo made his much-awaited second debut for the club.

He reopened his Premier League account with two goals, while Bruno Fernandes and Jesse Lingard.

Pogba’s pair of assists took him onto seven for the season in just four games, making him the first player in Premier League history to achieve the feat.

He also surpassed his total tally of the past two years, which stood at six.

Kevin De Bruyne and Thiery Henry hold the current record, assisting 20 in a single season.

With 34 matches remaining, Pogba is well on course to thrash that record if he maintains his form.

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It has taken five years, but Pogba is finally living up to expectations.

His future may be uncertain at the moment, but his current form should boost United’s hopes of agreeing a new contract with the Frenchman.

Pogba wants to win trophies and with Ronaldo back in town, there is renewed optimism in the dressing room.

Ronaldo’s return should help Pogba add even more assists to his tally.

Keeping Pogba happy is the key to retaining his services, and he is undoubtedly enjoying his football right now.

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