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Paul Pogba has chance to match Man Utd record set by Cristiano Ronaldo in 2006

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Amongst the overwhelming sense of positivity surrounding Manchester United since the appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, perhaps the point that’s attracted the most attention has been the transformation of Paul Pogba.

Pogba has undoubtedly put in his finest displays since re-joining the club in 2016.

Even prior to his appointment, Solskjaer stated that he would make the Frenchman the focal point of the United side if he were to take charge.

If recent fixtures are to show, then he was certainly right about how to get the best out United’s star man.

The side’s new free-flowing, attack-heavy system has complimented Pogba’s play massively. In his last three appearances, the 25-year-old has managed a whopping four goals and four assists.

However, against Newcastle United it could get even better for him.

Per Manchester Evening News, Pogba has the chance to equal a club record currently held by Cristiano Ronaldo.

The World Cup winner’s remarkable turn in form has seen him bag two goals in each of his last two games against Huddersfield and Bournemouth.

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Should he score two more against Newcastle on Wednesday night, then he will equal Cristiano’s record of scoring two goals in three consecutive Premier League games.

Ronaldo scored three consecutive braces against Aston Villa, Wigan, and Reading in December 2006.

Funnily enough, it was against Newcastle – whom United play next – that Cristiano drew a blank against in the first game of 2007.

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The latter stages of Ronaldo’s United career were arguably some of the most impressive individual performances United fans have seen in recent memory.

The three consecutive Premier League titles he helped United lift between 2007 and 2009 played an integral part in earning him a then-world record move to Real Madrid.

It was in Spain where Cristiano then established himself amongst the best in the sport’s history.

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So, no pressure on Pogba, then…

What do you think, can Pogba break yet another United record? Let us know in the comments.

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Paul Pogba
Premier League
Cristiano Ronaldo
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