Paul Pogba recorded a stunning statistic following the Premier League victory at Everton, while proving his value for Manchester United.
The French midfielder returned from suspension against Bristol City, though the Championship outfit dumped them out of the League Cup.
Pogba cuts a dejected figure at the end of the Burnley match. Image: PA
Uninspiring draws against Leicester City and Burnley mounted pressure on Pogba and Co.
But he starred for United on New Years Day, as he captained his side to a brilliant victory at Goodison Park.
Pogba in action against Everton. Image: PA
He produced heroics, creating Anthony Martial’s opening goal before a playing a part in Jesse Lingard’s superb strike who wrapped up all three points.
After the victory on Monday night, Pogba’s positive influence on United was perfectly captured in a stunning stat.
It’s now been 435 days since Pogba has been on the losing side in a league game, per Opta.
He’s somewhat silenced his haters following his display, with Mourinho leaping to his defence.
“Not everyone has to be phenomenal like he was. As a player he was phenomenal, but it doesn’t mean we all have to be phenomenal.
“Sometimes Pogba plays very well, sometimes he plays well and sometimes he doesn’t play well. Pogba tries his best all the time.
Pogba celebrates at the full-time whistle. Image: PA
Mourinho added: “It’s not Paul’s fault that he made much more money than Paul Scholes. It’s not Paul Pogba’s fault, it’s just the way football is.”
“If Paul [Scholes] decides to be a manager one day, I wish that he can be 25% as successful as myself.
“Fifty per cent is 12-and-a-half silverware, 25% is around six [trophies]. If he is 25% he will be quite happy.
Meanwhile, United move into second place ahead of Chelsea who face Arsenal on Wednesday night.
But Jose’s charges remain a massive 12 points off league leaders, City.