Manchester United's Paul Pogba gestures to his team-mates. King Power Stadium, October 2021.

Comparing Man Utd’s PL record with and without Paul Pogba since 2016

Paul Pogba faces an uncertain future at Manchester United – but are Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side better off without him?

Pogba has less than eight months left on his current contract at United and could be about to leave the club on a free transfer for the second time.

We’ve taken a look at United’s Premier League record with the midfielder in the starting XI and compared it to their record without him since the start of the 2016-17 season.

As the stats show, United average more points per game and have a higher win rate when Pogba is named in their starting line-up.

While United do concede slightly more goals per game when the France international is in the team, they also average more goals at the right end.

With Paul Pogba starting

Games: 129
Wins: 72
Draws: 34
Defeats: 23

Points per game: 1.93
Win rate: 55.8%
Loss rate: 17.8%

Goals: 229
Goals per game: 1.77
Goals against: 137
Goals against per game: 1.06

Paul Pogba's Manchester United debut

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Without Paul Pogba starting

Games: 72
Wins: 34
Draws: 21
Defeats: 17

Points per game: 1.7
Win rate: 47.2%
Loss rate: 23.6%

Goals: 116
Goals per game: 1.61
Goals against: 71
Goals against per game: 0.98

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