Man Utd's Paul Pogba can smash Premier League record as Cristiano Ronaldo shows 'new' skill

By Joshua Smith

Here is your Manchester Evening News United morning digest on Monday, September 13.

Pogba on course to break records

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba could smash a Premier League record currently held jointly by Arsenal legend Thierry Henry and Man City superstar Kevin De Bruyne this season.

Pogba has already recorded seven assists this season and with 34 games to go is almost halfway to the current record.

The best return from a Manchester United player in history was Eric Cantona's 16 assists in the 1992/93 season, but that was a 42 game season.

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Ronaldo's unheralded skill

Red Devils manager Ole Gunnar Solksjaer was raving about Cristiano Ronaldo after his debut – particularly what he did for his first goal.

Ronaldo crowned his Manchester United homecoming with two goals in the 4-1 win over Newcastle at Old Trafford.

Solksjaer said: "People say: 'Oh it was just a tap-in', but there is more to it than that. You have got defenders watching [the ball] but he’s anticipating that rebound. It was a great goal.

"If Cristiano takes the defenders away on a run then that might open the space up for others and I think the last goal today was a brilliant example of Cristiano going to the back-stick and maybe opening up that space for Anthony [Martial] and Jesse [Lingard] to combine in the middle."

He also likened the new United signing to someone else already at Old Trafford.

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The second coming of... Anthony Martial?

United fans were particularly excited about Anthony Martial when he burst on the scene – especially after he netted a stunning solo goal against Liverpool on his debut.

But it would be fair to say performances have tailed off over the last few seasons as he's struggled to nail down a regular starting spot.

But now, with more competition than ever following the summer arrivals of Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho, Martial may finally be displaying signs he is getting back to his previous heights.

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