Paul Pogba: Adrian Clark thinks Manchester United midfielder was in PFA Team of the Year due to purple patch at right time
Adrian Clarke has explained why he thinks Paul Pogba was named in the PFA Team of the Year.
Pogba’s inclusion in the team was met by surprise especially as there was no place for Eden Hazard in the XI.
The Manchester United midfielder was the only non-Liverpool and Manchester City player to be included.
The team is voted for by fellow players and was revealed on Thursday.
Former Arsenal player, and talkSPORT2 presenter, Clarke tweeted why he thinks Pogba was chosen by his fellow players.
He wrote: “Here’s why Pogba is in PFA Team of the Year. His purple patch will have coincided with when the votes were cast. Was a fantastic run in an overall bad season.”
He tweeted a picture showing Pogba with nine goals and seven assists at the start of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s spell as interim manager.
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The Red Devils went on a brilliant run in that short spell but have since lost seven of their last nine games.
Pogba’s form under Jose Mourinho at the start of the season and in recent matches has been criticised.
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The midfielder does have 13 Premier League goals this season and is United’s top scorer but his inclusion has raised some eyebrows.
Chelsea even posted an article expressing their surprise that Hazard was not included in the team.
Hazard made the shortlist for the PFA Player of the Season but there was no place for him in the overall XI.
Source: Prem News